Tottenham star reveals he has been playing with a broken toe for three weeks

Rodrigo Bentancur has told the press that he has been playing with a broken toe for the last month, after injuring himself in training before the Crystal Palace game at the start of March.

It has been quite the year for Bentancur, and not always in a good way. The Uruguayan midfielder was in fine form during the first half of last season but was devastated by an ACL injury last February.

That issue kept Bentancur out of action for roughly eight months, but he actually returned to the Spurs squad a month ahead of schedule with a brief cameo against Crystal Palace in October of last year.

Bentancur then suffered another ligament injury that kept him out for the entirety of December, but he has been back among Ange Postecoglou‘s team for the last twelve matches across the Premier League and FA Cup schedule.

Dejan Kulusevski Rodrigo Bentancur Ange Postecoglou
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Rodrigo Bentancur explains why he has played through injury

He has not quite seemed himself for the last few weeks, though. And now, we know why there has been a slight dip in form for the 26-year-old.

Speaking to Polideportivo (via ESPN) during the current international break, with Bentancur travelling with the Uruguay squad, the midfielder has revealed he has been playing through injury since the beginning of March, as he didn’t want to stop for surgery on his broken toe.

He said: “I broke it two or three weeks ago, but I’m still playing the same. I broke my phalanx. I had to stop for three or four weeks for it to knit up, and it was impossible. It was before the game against Crystal Palace in training, but here I go, recovering. Once I warm up, I forget.”

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First, Bentancur recovers from an ACL injury a month quicker than expected, and now he admits he has been playing with a broken toe. There is something about injuries that this guy just doesn’t seem to get, isn’t there? As admirable as this is, I’d honestly rather him take a break and get these issues sorted.

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