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Breaking: Rodrigo Bentancur out with torn ankle ligaments

Spurs midfielder out for two and a half months

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Premier League Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

As if the injury bug couldn’t get any worse for Tottenham Hotspur, the latest news is midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur will be sidelined for up to two months after the injury he sustained in the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa.

Having come back from an ACL injury that took him eight months to see the field again in a Spurs shirt, Bentancur was starting to find his fitness and place inside the Ange Postecoglou side. Being named in the makeshift starting XI that saw four fullbacks in defense, and a whole midfield trio that had played its first minutes together in those roles, Bentancur made it 27 minutes into the game before Aston Villa’s Matty Cash took a late swipe at the right ankle of Bentancur.

Seeing the Uruguayan down on the pitch and seeking treatment, Bentancur made it another minute or two before being subbed off in the 30th minute.

Waiting to hear the news of how bad the potential injury was, the news has come out today that the latest injury is worse than expected.

A depleted squad took another hit as Spurs try to get back on track from their three consecutive defeats as they travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City on Sunday.