Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach, Cristian Stellini, has provided an update on Rodrigo Bentancur after the midfield picked up a nasty injury against Leicester City.
The Uruguay midfielder opened the scoring on 15 minutes at the King Power Stadium but both his and the team’s afternoon took turns for the worse – Leicester recovered to lead 3-1 by half-time and eventually run out 4-1 winners, while Rodrigo departed on 65 minutes after damaging his knee.
Rodrigo looked to twist awkwardly in a challenge and was left clutching his left knee. He looked in a lot of pain at the time, and a stretcher was brought out for him, but he managed to sit up, got back on his feet and then limped back around the pitch, replaced by Pape Matar Sarr.
Speaking in post-match conference, Cristian Stellini admitted that Bentancur is in a lot of pain but they will know more in the next few days.
He said “We know that he feels pain, he can walk, so we have to wait a bit of time to check and understand what happened. We hope he feels better in a few days, and we can have him back soon.”
🗣️ “He feels pain at the moment but he can walk. We will check in a few days.”
Cristian Stellini on Rodrigo Bentancur after going off injured against Leicester. 🤕 pic.twitter.com/tYUYZakHNn
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With Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg suspended for Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg against AC Milan, Spurs could be left with a midfield of youngsters Oliver Skipp and Pape Matar Sarr at the San Siro.