Journalist Reveals Rodrigo Bentancur Injury Update From After Aston Villa Match

In a recent revelation by The Sun’s Tom Barclay, the injury concerns for Tottenham Hotspur escalated as midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur continued to hobble in the mixed zone after the full-time whistle. The Uruguayan, who earned his first start for the club since February, endured a challenging match marked by a brutal tackle and subsequent physical distress.

Bentancur, having featured as a substitute in Tottenham’s previous three Premier League matches, initially displayed promising form in the first 25 minutes of the game. Dictating proceedings on the pitch, he appeared as though he had never been away from the starting lineup. This positive momentum, however, took a sudden turn when he became the target of a vicious tackle by Aston Villa’s Matty Cash just before the half-hour mark.

Matty Cash’s ill-timed challenge left Bentancur reeling, catching him on the ankle long after the ball had left the scene. Despite attempting to run off the impact for a few minutes, the midfielder was unable to continue, eventually succumbing to the injury. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was called in as a replacement.

Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham’s manager, expressed concern about the severity of Bentancur’s injury in the post-match comments. With an already extensive injury list plaguing the team, Postecoglou acknowledged that the potential loss of Bentancur is a significant blow.

Tom Barclay’s latest update adds to the woes for Spurs fans, revealing that Bentancur, now off the pitch, continued to feel the effects of the harsh tackle. This development raises further questions about the extent of the injury and the midfielder’s recovery timeline.