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Antonio Conte offers worrying injury update on Rodrigo Bentancur ahead of Tottenham vs Aston Villa

It is not looking good for Rodrigo Bentancur’s return from injury...

Tottenham Hotspur could be without Rodrigo Bentancur for a decent period of time following Antonio Conte’s latest update.

The player returned from the World Cup injured after suffering a groin problem.

Conte’s latest comments do not sound very positive at all and the Italian coach sounded quite frustrated at the situation…

Conte on Bentancur’s on injury: “The timing is longer than my expectation”

Antonio Conte has admitted that Bentancur will miss Spurs’ clash with Aston Villa on Sunday.

The midfielder picked up the injury at the World Cup in Uruguay’s final group-stage match.

The Italian manager claims that he is unsure when the player is due to return and suggested that is a question for the club’s medical team.

Conte revealed: “Rodrigo, I think we have to wait, maybe today he is going to have an MRI to try to have an evaluation about his injury.

“For sure tomorrow against Villa, he’s not available.

“He had an injury in the World Cup and also the timing is longer than my expectation.

“This question is more for the medical department than me.”

Benatancur has been a key player for Spurs this season and missing him on the weekend is a major blow.

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