RODRIGO BENTANCUR will miss the rest of the season after suffering an ACL tear against Leicester.

An MRI scan has confirmed that the Uruguayan will be out for at least six months.

Rodrigo Bentancur suffered a serious injury against Leicester


Rodrigo Bentancur suffered a serious injury against LeicesterCredit: Getty
The Uruguayan was able to gingerly limp off but will be out for six months


The Uruguayan was able to gingerly limp off but will be out for six monthsCredit: Rex

Bentancur, 25, suffered the injury while challenging Leicester’s Nampalys Mendy during his side’s 4-1 defeat at the King Power.

The midfielder won the ball before planting his leg awkwardly in the turf.

After receiving treatment he was able to walk off the pitch without the need of a stretcher.

But now the club have confirmed the severity of the damage.

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A statement from Spurs today 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.”

The new comes just days after Yves Bissouma was ruled out indefinitely after undergoing ankle surgery.

With Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg suspended for the Champions League trip to AC Milan on Tuesday night, Antonio Conte will be left with just Oliver Skipp and Pape Matar Sarr to choose from in the midfield.


Bentancur had given Spurs the lead early on at the King Power.

He prodded home from close range following a set piece, but his side’s lead would last just nine minutes.

Mendy levelled for the Foxes on 23 minutes, with James Maddison completing the turnaround just moments later.

Kelechi Iheanacho made it 3-1 on the stroke of half-time, before Bentancur was forced off on 63 minutes.

Harvey Barnes completed the rout late on to cap off a miserable Saturday for Spurs.

Bentancur previously suffered an adductor injury during the World Cup.

The issue ruled him out of four Prem matches upon the league’s resumption, before he returned in the 4-2 defeat at Manchester City last month.

He has made 26 appearances in all competitions this term, scoring six times.

Bentancur had given Spurs an early lead at Leicester


Bentancur had given Spurs an early lead at LeicesterCredit: Reuters

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