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Tottenham signing Lo Celso injured on international duty, out until late October


Argentina v Chile Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

People on this site and on social media often wonder why I hate the international break in general and international football specifically, especially during the club season.

This is why.

Just so everyone’s aware including those who may not follow Tottenham Hotspur as closely as some of the rest of us: this is Giovani Lo Celso, a loanee from Real Betis and soon to become Spurs’ record transfer signing, an extremely highly rated midfielder who has barely played for Spurs this season because Mauricio Pochettino has been slowly integrating him into the tactical side of things and working on his fitness. He was set to start receiving significant minutes for Spurs starting this weekend against Crystal Palace.

But now he won’t, because he got hit in the groin during a meaningless friendly match while playing for Argentina and now could miss the next “several weeks.”

Ban international football, burn it to the ground, and then salt the earth where the ashes lay.

Update: It’s bad, folks. Tottenham Hotspur just issued an official update on their website, something they don’t often do when it comes to injuries. The report states that Lo Celso will be out for at least the next 4-5 weeks, not returning to full training until “the end of October.”

This sucks.