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Team news | Man City vs Spurs | Extent of Bentancur's injury confirmed

Fri 01 December 2023, 13:00|Tottenham Hotspur

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that it is expected Rodrigo Bentancur will be sidelined for around two months.

The midfielder, who had only just returned to action in our October win at Crystal Palace following a nine-month lay-off with an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury, was forced off in Sunday's defeat to Aston Villa with an ankle issue after he was felled by Matty Cash.

After undergoing scans this week, it has now been confirmed that the Uruguayan has suffered an - that injury is expected to keep him out  for the rest of 2023.

"It's disappointing for him," Ange said. "I kind of saw it on the day and the outcome wasn't great. He'll probably miss a fair chunk of time between now and the New Year. It's probably a couple of months for him to get back, which is disappointing for him because we alll know and have witnessed how hard he has worked to get back.

"He got back playing for his country, he got his first start and he started awfully well for us. For him personally, everyone is fairly gutted but he is such a positive guy. He can't wait to get cracking again and I'm in no doubt we will see him back as soon as possible."