Tottenham Hotspur have announced that Ivan Perisic has suffered a ‘complex anterior cruciate ligament’ injury in his right knee. 

Perisic is said to have sustained the injury during non-impact training and will now require surgery to fix the problem, which comes as a huge blow to Tottenham and Ange Postecoglou.

While Perisic has been far from a regular starter under Postecoglou so far in North London, he has been a trusted experienced head to bring on during the latter stages of matches.

Ivan Perisic

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Ivan Perisic could be sidelined for a long time

In fact, the Croatian has had a devastating influence towards the end of games, none more so than the late turnaround against Sheffield United where he assisted one goal and played a hand in setting up the winner.

Tottenham suffered an ACL injury to Rodrigo Bentancur back in February and the Uruguayan still hasn’t returned to full first-team training, so it could be a long way back for Perisic.

Spurs Web Opinion:

A complicated ACL injury is about as bad as it gets in football. It’s too early to say, but we could be talking about a year out here. Just as Perisic’s Tottenham career was really taking shape in an attacking Postecoglou team, it gets taken away. Such a shame for Spurs and Ivan. We would like to wish him all the best with his recovery.

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