According to injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar, Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is unlikely to return to first-team training until the first week of January.
The Uruguayan returned to the first-team after a long-term injury which saw him out from February to November.
But sadly, his return was brief as he suffered an ankle injury on his first start since in 9 months. A wild tackle from Matty Cash during the game against Aston Villa left him with an injury that has sidelined him once again.
Ange said in the start of December that he should be out for two months, which would make his expected return date to be end January.
Speaking to Tottenham News, the injury expert claimed that his routine will currently be focused on the rehabilitation components and then the focus will be on returning to the training pitch.
“If it’s two months as Ange says, then his current training routine is still very much focused on the rehab components and then returning to pitch work.
“Difficult to say how far he is from individual training as it depends on how he responds to increasing intensity.
“It seems unlikely that he’ll be back to full-team training for the next week or two but an individual training return may soon be on the cards.”
Spurs are expected to sign a new midfielder in the upcoming transfer window, with Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips one of the names linked the most.
Spurs will be without Yves Bissouma, Pape Matar Sarr, Bentancur, and James Maddison in January, and Ange will be short of options in the centre of the pitch.
It will be crucial for Spurs to sign a new midfielder and a defender early on in the transfer window.