The Tottenham Hotspur club website announced this evening that midfielder Sandro has undergone a successful operation on his left knee following the injury that he sustained while on international duty with the Brazilian national team.
Sandro ruptured the meniscus of his left knee during training for the Copa America. At the time he was expected to be out for only a month and surgery would not be required. However, since then he has seen several specialists and surgery was recommended as the best course of action. The Brazilian now faces at least three months on the sidelines before he can return to full training.
Sandro's injury will come as a big blow to Spurs as the Club was looking to build on last year's fifth place finish. Sandro was thought to be a key component of manager Harry Redknapp's central midfield pairing, particularly if Luka Modric leaves, as is expected. The injury will not put more pressure on players such as Wilson Palacios and Jermaine Jenas to fill a valuable role in the squad.