Fresh Rodrigo Bentancur update as Tottenham midfielder targets swift return from knee injury

Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has had surgery on his knee and is now looking at returning next season.
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Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has undergone surgery following his ACL injury and is set to be out for at least seven months.

The former Juventus man crushed his anterior cruciate ligament in the 4-1 defeat to Premier League side Leicester and has since missed games against AC Milan in the Champions League and West Ham in the league.

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The club announced earlier that he’s been ruled out for the rest of the season due the injury and it’s now emerged that the midfielder has undergone surgery and is targeting a return in September.

The 25-year-old has found a home in north London since joining Tottenham mid-way through last season and this injury is a massive blow to manager Antonio Conte who is fighting to finish in the top four of the Premier League table having done so last time out.

The Lilywhites are also without goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris and Malian midfielder Yves Bissouma who both have long term injuries but are determined to return at some point this campaign.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is also still back in Italy recovering from a gallbladder operation after admitting he underestimated the operation when he first had it.

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In his absence- Spurs beat West Ham to reclaim top four spot from Newcastle United and will hope they win against Chelsea at home for the first time in eight attempts.

The Italian manager is not expected back in north London until after the Chelsea game this weekend but understands he’s been in constant communication with the technical team as they prepare for the North London derby this weekend.

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