Emmanuel Adebayor ruled out of US tour after contracting malaria

Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on January 1, 2014
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Emmanuel Adebayor contracts malaria, which forces him out of Tottenham Hotspur's pre-season tour of the United States.

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that striker Emmanuel Adebayor will not join his teammates on their pre-season tour of the United States after he contracted malaria.

The 30-year-old has been advised not to travel after being admitted to hospital with the disease at the weekend.

A statement on the club's official website said: "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."

Mauricio Pochettino's side will play friendlies against the Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC, which is now the home of former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe, and Chicago Fire in July.

Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Dnipro during their Europa League match on February 27, 2014
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