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Tottenham captain King hands England fitness boost

Tottenham captain Ledley King delivered England a World Cup boost over his fitness concerns.

King could be fit for England's final Group C match after scans revealed only a slight groin tear.

The Tottenham defender is staying with the squad in South Africa and will be reassessed in a week's time.

And he has a very slim chance of being fit for the last group match against Slovenia next Wednesday.

An FA insider told The Sun: "It's good news for Ledley. The scans came back and show the injury is not as bad as was first feared.

"On Tuesday, he was told he will be reassessed in eight to 10 days' time. It's unlikely he will play again in the group stages - but there is a chance.

"It's more likely Ledley will be available for the start of the knockout rounds but either way it is good news for him and for England."

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