Bentancur injury news: Tottenham to proceed sans Uruguay midfielder for 2 months

The Uruguayan was forced off during Tottenham's defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday

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Tottenham will miss the service of injured midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur for about two months, manager Ange Postecoglou said on Friday.

The Uruguayan was forced off during Tottenham's defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday. The 26-year-old former Juventus star had an ankle issue following a challenge by Matty Cash. Bentancur had only just returned to action in October following a nine-month break due to an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury, the club website stated.

"It's disappointing for him," Spurs gaffer Postecoglou 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 all 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," Postecoglou added.

Tottenham Hotspur stand fifth in the Premier League table with 26 points after 13 games. 

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