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Rodrigo Bentancur’s personal trainer provides surgery update after ACL injury.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Rodrigo Bentancur of Tottenham Hotspur is substituted off after receiving medical treatment during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on February 11, 2023 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Rodrigo Bentancur’s personal trainer, Daniel Fernandez, has revealed that the Tottenham midfielder is in good spirits at the moment and that he is yet to make a final decision on where to have his surgery.

Bentancur is ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Leicester. (Getty Images)

Bentancur ruptured his ACL in Spurs’ 4-1 loss against Leicester City on Saturday, with the Lilywhites confirming that the midfielder is not expected to kick a ball again this season.

The  Uruguayan is undoubtedly one of Tottenham’s most important players and makes the Italian’s 3-4-3 system tick, with his defensive tenacity, engine and ability to progress the ball.

Fernandez has revealed that the 25-year-old is able to walk normally despite the nature of the injury.

He told Radio Uruguay (as relayed by ESPN Deportes): “[Bentancur is] in very good spirits, he has no inflammation or pain, the injury has not caused him a great deal of trouble in the first hours and he can walk almost normally, so he is in good spirits.”

When asked where Bentancur would he having his surgery, the Tottenham man’s trainer responded: “There may be possibilities of doing it in Spain, in London, it is Rodrigo’s decision.

“I spoke with him on Sunday, and in these hours, he will decide, depending on what he talks to those professionals, depending on who gives him the most confidence.”

However, Fernandez confirmed that there was no scope for the former Juventus man to return to the field before six months, given the nature of the injury and explained that the player needed to be patient with his recovery.

He added: “The post-operative period takes a week, then there is the strengthening of the muscle mass, the readaptation of the movements, flexion, extension of the leg and then just the return to the field, and that takes unavoidable six months.

“He has to be very picky. If you have to work three times a day on the injury, you will have to do it, and try to return not in a hurry to do it as soon as possible, but with the certainty that when you return to the competition has the sporting form that it deserves for this level of football, which is very high.”

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