Tottenham hit with crushing blow as Rodrigo Bentancur faces TWO MONTHS on the sidelines with an ankle ligament damage caused by Matty Cash’s lunge… having only recently recovered from a serious knee injury
Tottenham have been dealt another crushing injury setback with the news midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur set to miss at least two months with an ankle injury.
The Uruguay international made his first start since February after a serious knee injury in Sunday’s loss versus Aston Villa.
But he limped off after a heavy challenge from Matty Cash and following assessment, medics fear he will not be fit to return until February.
It comes as a huge blow to Ange Postecoglou, who is already missing a host of key players – including James Maddison and Mickey van de Ven – through injury.
Postecoglou had admitted following the 2-1 home defeat against Aston Villa that another injury was the last thing his Tottenham side needed.
Rodrigo Bentancur is facing another two months on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury
Bentancur was injured on his first league start since February after a tackle by Matty Cash
The loss of the Uruguayan midfielder adds to the injury problems facing Ange Postecoglou
‘It wasn’t a great tackle. I thought he started the game so well,’ Postecoglou said on Saturday.
‘That’s the last thing we need — another injury. We’ve got eight [players injured], Bentancur nine. It’s just the situation we’re in at the minute.
‘We’ll get through it. It might take a while, but we’ll get through it. I’m sure when you come through the other side, we’ll be a very good football team.
‘We’ve just got to make sure the players stay focused on what’s important right now.’
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