By Ben Dinnery

7th Dec, 2022 | 3:31pm

Insider: Tottenham may be without Rodrigo Bentancur until 2023 after latest update - 'My understanding is...'

Rodrigo Bentancur may not feature for Tottenham until 2023.

That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis, speaking exclusively to Football Insider

Bentancur was forced off with an injury after just 34 minutes of Uruguay’s 2-0 win over Ghana at the World Cup last week as they crashed out of the tournament.

Football.London reported on Tuesday (6 December) that he has torn his adductor and will be out for a number of weeks.

“My understanding is that we are probably looking at a high-end grade one strain that is probably on the borderline of grade two,” Dinnery told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley

“That would put it in the ballpark of round about three to potentially four weeks out. I think that game on Boxing Day will maybe be a little bit of a push for Bentancur. Ideally, you’d like to see him back for that one but it’s 50/50 at this point.

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“The reality is you’d maybe look at that game on New Year’s Day as a more realistic target.

“That gives him three and four weeks to not only recover but get some work in on the training pitch with his teammates and be fully reintegrated. That would put him in contention for that game that beginning of 2023.”

Tottenham return to Premier League action on Boxing Day when they travel to Brentford for a London derby.

Their first game of 2023 is a home fixture against Aston Villa on New Year’s Day.

In other news, a young Tottenham attacker has arrived at his new club after being told to leave.