Antonio Conte may have just received some season-saving news at Tottenham - TBR View
Tottenham Hotspur have been sweating over the fitness of Rodrigo Bentancur over the past few days.
The Spurs midfielder had to come off in the first of Uruguay’s World Cup meeting with Ghana last week.
However, it looks as though Antonio Conte may have just received some good news about Bentancur.
Uruguayan outlet Futbol UY has provided an update on the 25-year-old’s injury and when he’s expected to be back.
They claim that the Tottenham star has a five-millimeter tear in the adductor muscle of his right leg.
Bentancur is already back in London and working on his recovery, added the outlet.
Futbol UY also claim that he ‘could return on January 1 against Aston Villa at home’.
And this isn’t due to the injury – it’s to do with his suspension.
Bentancur picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Leeds on 12 November.
It means the Tottenham star won’t be available against Brentford on Boxing Day, even if fully fit.
All in all, this is great news for Spurs if the report is true. Bentancur looks set to return at the first available opportunity.
Bentancur essential for Tottenham
Tottenham haven’t exactly had a bad season so far, but there’s certainly a lot of work that can be done.
Spurs have delivered far too many mediocre displays and dropped too many points in the first half of the campaign.
That said, the springboard for Tottenham to pursue glory is very much tere.
Spurs are currently in the top four of the Premier League table and in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Bentancur has arguably been Tottenham’s best and most consistent player in the first half of the season.
For him to be out with a long-term injury would be a huge blow to the North Londoners.
However, this doesn’t seem to be the case.