December 23, 2023

Ange Postecoglou, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, has provided updates on James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, and Rodrigo Bentancur’s health and rehabilitation schedules in the wake of setbacks with injuries.


Both Maddison and van de Ven were hurt in a match against Chelsea; Maddison’s ankle injury, which was first thought to be minor, turned out to be more serious and forced him to miss the rest of the season.


Meanwhile, Van de Ven was fortunate to avoid surgery for his hamstring injury, which would have required a longer recovery time. February was when his comeback was anticipated.


Of all, Rodrigo Bentancur has had the least amount of luck. After missing time due to a chronic injury since February, he eventually returned in November. Regretfully, on his return from injury, After Matty Cash’s reckless tackle, he sustained an ankle injury that kept him out of the game for several more months.


Before the Everton match, Postecoglou gave an update, saying van de Ven is making good progress and might return to the club in early January.


Bentancur and Maddison are also expected to return in January, most likely in the latter half of the month.


Speaking on the trio’s progress in recovery, Postecoglou emphasized how unpredictable recovery timeframes may be in the latter stages. He emphasized that making firm forecasts is still difficult until they return to training with the first team.


Through Football London, he stated:


Hard to say. They are both recovering from injuries, and neither of them is currently in the mix for first team practice. Timelines show that Micky and Madders accomplished it essentially in the same game. Micky may be a little ahead of schedule when it comes to Madders. Bentancur and January are somewhat alike.


It’s not about attempting to withhold knowledge; as you approach the end, these things tend to either speed up or slow down. I find it difficult to say unless I get to spend time with them.”


We appear to have passed the worst. Our form only faltered following the injury to our important players since we were at our best when everyone was healthy.


Things are looking interesting because Maddison, Bentancur, and Van de Ven are all anticipated to return next month, along with our improved form.

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