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Former Tottenham captain Mabbutt recovers after major surgery

Former Tottenham skipper Gary Mabbutt is recovering in hospital after emergency bypass surgery on his leg, reports BBC Sport. The 51-year-old was admitted to Kings College Hospital, London with a circulation blockage in his left leg.

He had a peripheral artery bypass operation and will remain in hospital for a two-week recovery period.

Mabbutt spent 16 years at Spurs, making more than 600 appearances before retiring in 1998. He also won 16 caps for England.

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