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Tottenham: When will Bentancur retrun from injury?

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An ankle injury is set to keep the Spurs midfielder out of action for months.

Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is set for an unfortunate return to the sidelines after sustaining ankle ligament damage during Sunday’s clash with Aston Villa. The 26-year-old’s comeback was abruptly halted just 32 minutes into the game due to a challenge from Matty Cash.

Following scans conducted on Tuesday, the severity of Bentancur’s injury became apparent, with Spurs estimating a prolonged absence of around ten weeks. This setback dashes any hopes of the Uruguayan midfielder returning to action until early February.

The timing of this injury is particularly challenging for both Bentancur and Tottenham. Having spent nearly a year recovering from a serious knee injury, the midfielder’s return was highly anticipated, only to be marred by this fresh setback.

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou, already grappling with multiple player absences, acknowledged the unfortunate turn of events. 

“I thought he started the game so well,” the Spurs manager said after the game. “That’s the last thing we need — another injury. We’ve got eight [players injured], Bentancur nine. We lost Ashley Phillips in the week as well. It’s just the situation we’re in at the minute.”

Tottenham will continue their Premier League campaign with a string of challenging encounters in December. Postecoglou’s side will take on Manchester City on Sunday before taking on West Ham and Newcastle in their next league fixtures.