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Rodrigo Bentancur injury latest as Tottenham star takes next step in return

Rodrigo Bentancur injury latest as Tottenham star takes next step in return

Rodrigo Bentancur today joined his Tottenham team-mates in their warm-up routines ahead of training as the midfielder took the next step towards his return to action.

The Uruguay international has not played since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in February and remains on course for a return in November, as manager Ange Postecoglou recently outlined.

Bentancur has not yet returned to training with Spurs, but took part in a few warm-up drills on Thursday alongside the likes of Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal before returning to individual work.

Romero’s involvement is further good news for Postecoglou after a brief scare during the international break amid reports of an injury picked up in the 1-0 win over Ecuador, in which the Argentina centre-back was named man of the match.

However, days later, Romero again played the full 90 minutes of a 3-0 win away in Bolivia.

Also involved at Hotspur Way was Heung-min Son, who also was the subject of fitness concerns after being spotted with an ice pack strapped to his right knee while with South Korea. However, the forward played almost the entirety of the 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia the following day.

Spurs face Sheffield United on Saturday looking for a fourth win on the trot in the Premier League.