Cup final could be last game for Tottenham's King

Tottenham captain Ledley King fears tomorrow's Carling Cup final could be his last game for the club.

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The Daily Mail says the Spurs defender has a degenerative knee condition and has been warned that he may not be able to pursue his playing career beyond the club's first final since 2002.

King was outstanding in the Carling Cup semifinal against Arsenal, but he has been unable to play for the club since that 5-1 victory in January.

Although King is reluctant to admit that his career could be over, Tottenham sources fear the worst after tomorrow's final.

King's knees are now 'bone on bone' and he has been told there is very little that can be done to improve the situation.

He also has a hip condition that is causing him problems. The defender, 27, is one of the most popular players at Tottenham, but there are growing fears that this could turn out to be King's farewell appearance.

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