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Report: “Reliable” Tottenham player is far away from coming back after his “long-term” injury

The Spurs boss has shared an update on his condition.

Tottenham Hotspur will be without one player for the foreseeable future after his “long-term” injury, confirms manager Ange Postecoglou.

Injured Spurs players

A few players for the north Londoners are currently injured and unable to play on the field. The most important of them all is, in fact, star midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, who suffered an ACL injury the previous season after emerging as a key member of the team under former manager Antonio Conte. Although Bentancur hasn’t had an opportunity to impress Postecoglou yet, he may make a comeback in November, per recent rumors.

Bentancur shared an injury update over the summer, saying, “The injury was at a time when I was very well, but the truth is that I do not change what happened for anything” (ESPN via Sport Witness).


“I was missing a lot in terms of family, and these past four months have been invaluable for everything I have experienced with my girlfriend and daughter. That’s also the reason I’m healing so fast and am doing so well. Although it’s a lengthy injury—among the hardest in football—I’m actually having a great time with my family, I train the same way every day, and I work double or triple shifts twice or three times a week.

“I traveled to Uruguay with the club’s physical therapist; we are still working together, and my knee is healing beautifully. I didn’t record a lap time, but my goal is to at least gain a few minutes back in two or three months.

Other players on the team we won’t be seeing for a while are summer addition Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic, who suffered a complex ACL injury himself during training a few weeks ago. The young goalie Alfie Whiteman has not yet returned from surgery, and the latter player appears to be out for the next two months.

A left-backWhen Ryan Sessegnon returns, Destiny Udogie might be a threat because he will be eager to prove his value to Postecoglou. But according to the Spurs manager himself, the Englishman won’t likely have to worry about that for very long.

Ryan Sessegnon far away after “long-term” injury

The former Fulham star, who was hailed as a “reliable” player by Conte, hasn’t featured under Postecoglou yet with the Australian confirming Sessegnon has suffered a “long-term” injury.


“Nah, nah, long-term mate, still a way to go,” said the Tottenham boss before Crystal Palace on Sessegnon’s comeback (via

“Yeah it’s tough for him, it’s hard. When people ask me about being motivated, look at players like Ryan who have done nothing wrong but are working their backside off every day to try to get back. If you need motivation as footballers, there’s plenty of it around. You may not be playing or playing as much as you want bit you’re still in a good space where you can at least afford yourself the opportunity to play whereas guys like Ryan have got to work hard to get back to the group.

“He’s got a lot of support here, the medical team and sports science staff work hard with him and he’s still part of

the team on a daily basis so we’ve just got to get him back to a space where he’s physically able to participate again.”

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