Spurs star Giovani Lo Celso ruled out until late October with hip injury after flying back from international duty early


TOTTENHAM have been dealt a blow as new midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is out of action until late October with a hip injury.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the Argentine had flown back early from international duty after sustaining the knock.

 The Betis loanee is yet to start for Spurs

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The Betis loanee is yet to start for SpursCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Lo Celso was hurt during his country’s 0-0 draw with Chile on Thursday night but the injury was initially deemed a minor one.

Speaking to reporters after the Los Angeles friendly, he said: “My problem was only a blow, it is not something to worry about.”

But the club’s official statement confirmed: “He will now undergo a period of rehabilitation and is expected to return to training with the first-team towards the end of October.”

Lo Celso, 23, arrived on transfer deadline day on an initial loan from Real Betis that Spurs are set to make permanent for £55million.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has staggered the midfielder’s introduction into the team and afforded him just three appearances off the bench since arriving.

But there is a growing hole in the centre of Tottenham’s midfield with Lo Celso’s absence.



Tanguy Ndombele missed the games with Newcastle and Arsenal due to a thigh problem while Eric Dier has also been carrying a hip knock.

Elsewhere on the pitch, Juan Foyth is out for the rest of the month with an ankle injury and Kyle Walker-Peters has a thigh issue.

Next up for Spurs is a home game against Crystal Palace once the international break ends, before a trip to Olympiacos in the Champions League.

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