Date: 14th June 2019 at 9:00am
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Ben Davies posted a picture on Instagram to confirm that his groin surgery was successful. The Tottenham defender delayed his surgery in order to play for Wales against Croatia and Hungary in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, but he was in hospital on Thursday to finally get his operation.

He said: “Everything went well with my op! Thank you to the incredible hospital staff for making me so comfortable. Looking forward to spending the summer getting ready for the new season! Thanks for all the kind messages and support.”

Davies should be fit before the new season starts, as Tottenham’s first game of the 2019/20 campaign isn’t for two months – Aston Villa on Saturday, August 10. It can take between three and six weeks to recover from groin surgery, so he should return sometime in July if he can avoid any setbacks.

Mauricio Pochettino can’t afford to be without the Welsh international when the new season kicks off, as Danny Rose previously admitted he could leave Tottenham this summer. Despite playing second fiddle to the Englishman last season, Davies still made 40 appearances in all competitions – most notably featuring in the Champions League semi-final and EFL Cup semi-final.

He has an important role to play in the Tottenham side and could become first-choice at left-back if Rose does depart. Davies has plenty of time to recover from surgery, so Pochettino should have at least one of his fullbacks ready for their opening game.

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