Tottenham Hotspur, the English Premier League (EPL) team that has been rocked by a string of injuries to key players, has lost midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur (26-Uruguay) to injury.
On Sept. 29, the BBC reported that Bentancur has ruptured ankle ligaments and will be out until February of next year.
Sky Sports estimated that Bentancur would be out for at least two and a half months.
Bentancur was substituted for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the first 30 minutes of the 2023-2024 EPL Round 13 match against Aston Villa on June 26 after feeling pain following a rough tackle from Aston Villa’s Matty Cash.
Bentancur returned late last month after a lengthy absence due to a cruciate ligament injury in his left knee from February this year, but suffered another major injury setback against Aston Villa in his first start since his return.
Spurs have been plagued by a string of injuries this season, with James Maddison, who has been a key midfielder since joining the club, and Micky Van der Vaart, who has been a dominant defender, suffering long-term injuries in tandem.
Hicharlison is also out after undergoing surgery on a groin injury.
In the midst of the departures, Spurs have lost their last three games in the league, including a 1-2 come-from-behind loss at Aston Villa. Their next game is on Dec. 4 against defending champions and current second-place Manchester City.
In addition to the injury bug, Spurs will also be without Yves Bissouma (Mali) and Papé Sarr (Senegal) for the African Cup of Nations next January, while “captain” Son Heung-min will be away at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, according to Football London. 스포츠토토사이트