- Perisic is pictured on crutches after undergoing surgery on his cruciate ligament
- The Croatian suffered an injury during training and will be out for ‘five to six months’
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Tottenham Hotspur and Croatia star Ivan Perisic are pictured on crutches after undergoing surgery on a cruciate ligament injury on Monday.
The winger traveled to Austria to undergo surgery after sustaining an injury to his right knee during non-contact training at Spurs last week.
Perisic came off the bench at Tottenham and played a crucial role in the club’s comeback against Sheffield United two weeks ago, but it will be his last involvement with the club for a while.
The appearance from the bench was one of six appearances for Ange Postecoglou’s side this season, but he appears unlikely to make any further progress as he is now pictured on crutches.
The Croatian previously showed him on crutches next to his agent on Instagram Fabrizio Romano confirmed it will be ‘five to six months’ before he returns from injury.
Perisic suffered an injury to his right knee during a non-contact training session at Spurs
Perisic came off the bench for Tottenham and played a crucial role in the club’s comeback against Sheffield United
Perisic posted on Instagram a photo of him with his agent after surgery on his cruciate ligament
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Perisic wrote: ‘Many thanks to Dr. Fink and his colleagues for their hard work and dedication.
‘Slowly but surely getting back on my feet.’
Destiny Udogie has been the first-choice left-back under Postecoglou this season, with Perisic feeling more comfortable as a full-back.
With backup player Sergio Reguillon joining Manchester United on loan at the end of the transfer window, Ben Davies is the most likely option to now compete with Udogie for the spot.
Because he is 34 years old and out of contract with Tottenham this summer, it is possible that Perisic has played his last game for the club he joined from Inter Milan last season.
With just 50 appearances to his name, it remains to be seen whether the Croatian international will make any more appearances for Spurs.
In the best case, Perisic returns in five months and can finish the season with Postecoglou’s team.
However, recovering from ACL injuries can be difficult and the winger may still face several setbacks.
For now, he is taking it one step at a time and hopes to come back stronger when he is ready for a return.
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