Spurs dealt huge setback with £55m star Lo Celso out until October with hip injury

first_imgTOTTENHAM 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.2 The Betis loanee is yet to start for SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyLo 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.Most Read Football NewsTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Arsenal, Man City and Everton scores this weekend and win £100Tanguy 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.2Spurs agree £55m transfer fee with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso after missing out on Philippe Coutinholast_img read more