Tottenham confirm Emmanuel Adebayor blow ahead of tour

Tottenham announce that Emmanuel Adebayor will miss pre-season tour after contracting malaria

Tottenham have announced Emmanuel Adebayor will not join Spurs on their pre-season tour of USA and Canada after the striker contracted malaria.

The 30-year-old returned to training like the rest of team-mates last week as new manager Mauricio Pochettino put his new squad through their paces.

However, Adebayor was brought to hospital due to the illness on Saturday, and doctors have told the Togo international that he is unable to travel on their pre-season tour.

A Spurs statement read: “The Togo international was admitted to hospital on Saturday after reporting feeling unwell to our medical staff. A swift diagnosis meant the disease was detected at an early stage and he is responding well to treatment.

“The striker is expected to be released from hospital tomorrow and will then require a minimum of seven days before returning to training. The player has been advised not to travel on medical grounds, which means he will be forced to miss our pre-season tour of North America.”

Adebayor scored 11 goals in 21 Premier League appearances last season.

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