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Bentancur out for season as Spurs injury crisis deepens

Tottenham are facing an injury crisis ahead of a crucial run of fixtures, with Rodrigo Bentancur set to undergo ACL surgery that will keep him out for the rest of the season.

Bentancur opened the scoring for Spurs but was forced off after 65 minutes during what turned out to be a miserable day for the north London side, who lost 4-1 at the King Power Stadium.

It has now been confirmed that the midfielder will undergo surgery on his knee injury, which will him sidelined for the remainder of the campaign.

A tweet from Tottenham read: "We can confirm that Rodrigo Bentancur has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will be out of action for the remainder of the campaign. He will undergo surgery before beginning his rehabilitation with our medical staff. We're all behind you, Rodrigo."

Bentancur's injury comes at a particularly bad time for Spurs, who are already without the injured Yves Bissouma and suspended Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first leg at AC Milan.

While Hojbjerg will be eligible for domestic fixtures, Antonio Conte's side face going into their crucial encounter at San Siro with Pape Matar Sarr and Oliver Skipp as their only available central midfielders.

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