Tottenham injury update: Pape Matar Sarr, Rodrigo Bentancur and Micky van de Ven latest news and return dates

Tottenham continue to impress even despite an injury crisis.

Ange Postecoglou’s side claimed another big result on Sunday, fighting back to claim a thrilling 3-3 draw away at Manchester City.

Postecoglou insists Spurs will not change their enterprising brand of football even when down to the relative bare bones of their squad, endearing him to swathes of supporters.

At their best and in full health, Spurs have blown teams away this season. While they are not without their quality right now, recovering some key players feels crucial in getting them back into the Champions League.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the latest Tottenham injuries.

Pape Matar Sarr

Prior to the City game, Postecoglou confirmed Pape Matar Sarr was “a little behind” Richarlison – who came on during the dying embers - in his recovery. He did, however, suggest the midfielder could return this month.

"We're going to get [Cristian] Romero back this week which will be great for us. We've obviously missed him in the back four. Richy got some game time and hopefully Pape Sarr by the end of the week will be available but the rest of them won't be back until the New Year."

Potential return date: December

Boost: Sarr could return this month (AFP)
Boost: Sarr could return this month (AFP)

Eric Dier

Eric Dier missed the draw with City after pulling up in training.

"Eric pulled up sore after training and wasn't available,” said the Spurs boss.

Potential return date: Unknown

Micky van de Ven

Summer signing Micky van de Ven was struck down with a hamstring injury during the damaging loss to Chelsea in November.

Postecoglou does not expect to see the Dutchman back in action before the New Year.

Potential return date: 2024

James Maddison

James Maddison has arguably been even more influential than Van de Ven but was another player forced off during the defeat to Chelsea.

An ankle injury is expected to rule him out until early 2024.

Potential return date: 2024

An ankle problem has stalled what was a stunning season for Maddison (PA)
An ankle problem has stalled what was a stunning season for Maddison (PA)

Rodrigo Bentancur

Postecoglou said he was “gutted” for Rodrigo Bentancur after the midfielder suffered damage to his ankle ligaments during the defeat to Aston Villa late last month, his first start since February following a serious knee injury.

The Uruguay international is believed to be facing a 10-week spell on the sidelines.

Potential return date: Unknown

Ryan Sessegnon

Ryan Sessegnon underwent hamstring surgery during the summer and only recently returned to light training.

Potential return date: December 2023 or January 2024

Manor Solomon

Summer signing Manor Solomon needed surgery after a knee injury sustained in training.

Potential return date: Unknown

Ivan Perisic

Ivan Perisic seems unlikely to play for Tottenham again after suffering a serious knee injury likely to rule him out all season.

Potential return date: Summer 2024