Tottenham forward Ivan Perisic is set to be sidelined for the remainder of the Premier League season due to a significant knee injury suffered during a training session, the club confirmed on Wednesday.
Perisic, the Croatia international, sustained a complex anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee, necessitating surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation process.
Perisic had recently played a pivotal role as a substitute in Tottenham's thrilling 2-1 victory over Sheffield United, marking his 50th appearance for the club and contributing with an assist. However, the seriousness of his injury casts doubt on whether he will make any further appearances for Tottenham, especially considering that his contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
The 34-year-old forward's injury was sustained during a non-contact training session, and the club's medical staff will oversee his surgery and rehabilitation.
This injury setback comes at a time when Tottenham is already coping with the absence of Rodrigo Bentancur, who has been recovering from an ACL injury sustained in February and is not expected to return until November.
Despite the challenges posed by injuries, Tottenham has enjoyed a strong start to the season under the leadership of new manager Ange Postecoglou, currently occupying the second position in the league table with four wins in five matches.