Tottenham’s Pienaar out for six weeks with injury

AFP, Tuesday 9 Aug 2011

Tottenham's South African international Steven Pienaar will miss the first six weeks of the Premier League season after suffering a groin injury, the club said Tuesday

Steven Pienaar (Photo: Reuters)

Pienaar, 29, picked up the injury during Spurs' pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, and underwent surgery early Tuesday.

"Following scans and consultation with an independent groin specialist, Steven Pienaar underwent groin surgery this morning," Tottenham announced on the club's official website.

"(He) is expected to be sidelined with the injury for up to six weeks."

Pienaar joined Spurs from Everton in January on a four-year contract.

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