By Wayne Veysey

9th Sep, 2021 | 7:15am

Revealed: Tottenham starlet facing year out after devastating blow

Tottenham rising star Roshaun Mathurin is facing a year out after undergoing surgery on a serious knee injury, Football Insider understands.

The winger, 17, tore his anterior cruciate ligament at the end of last month in a devastating blow.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Mathurin is expected to be out of competitive action for nine to 12 months.

Mathurin updated his social media pages on Tuesday to reveal he had undergone an operation on his knee.

He will now begin an extensive period of rest and rehabilitation on the injury that is common at the highest level.

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk and Aston Villa striker Wesley among those who have torn ACLs over the last year.

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Van Dijk broke down against Everton last October and was sidelined for 10 months before making his competitive return for Liverpool last month.

Wesley was out of action for 14 months after rupturing his ACL during the 2019 Christmas period and suffering complications during his recovery.

Mathurin is a highly rated talent at Tottenham and is regarded as capable of breaking into the first team in the future.

He was a regular for their Under-18s before his injury, with 29 appearances at that level yielding nine goals and two assists.

Mathurin’s most notable performance was a hat-trick for the Under-18s in a 6-1 win over Chelsea in March.

He was rewarded by being called up to train with the Tottenham first team a few days later.

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