Tottenham midfielder, Rodrigo Bentancur has been ruled out for the rest of the current season due to a knee injury. The 25-year-old suffered the injury during Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Leicester City and was replaced after 65 minutes.
Spurs said Bentancur had “ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee,” while adding that “the midfielder will undergo surgery before beginning his rehabilitation with our medical staff.”
The Uruguay international, who had given Tottenham the lead in their game against Leicester City, was injured after colliding with Nampalys Mendy.
He required oxygen and, despite the fact that a stretcher had been dispatched to him, he was able to walk away.
Bentancur was a member of his country’s squad for the 2022 World Cup and has appeared in 26 games for Tottenham this season, scoring six goals and assisting two others.
Tottenham is already without goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who has been ruled out for at least six weeks due to a knee injury, and midfielder Yves Bissouma, who requires surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle.
The London club play AC Milan in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Tuesday and will be without suspended midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.