Tottenham Hotspur have announced that Ivan Perisic has suffered a ‘complex anterior cruciate ligament’ injury in his right knee.
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 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.
We can confirm that Ivan Perisic has suffered a complex Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury in his right knee.
The experienced Croatia international sustained the injury in non-contact training and will undergo surgery.
Wishing you well in your recovery, Ivan 💪 pic.twitter.com/U9BMv2U7Kb
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 20, 2023
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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