Bentley suffers injury setback


Midfielder David Bentley will miss Tottenham Hotspur's pre-season tour to the United States with ankle ligament damage.

Bentley limped out of Saturday's friendly against Bournemouth after landing awkwardly and will stay in London for treatment when Spurs fly out this week.

"MRI scans on Monday have confirmed that David Bentley has damaged right ankle ligaments," read a club statement following the 4-0 friendly victory.

"The midfielder was forced off with the injury in the first half of our pre-season friendly against Bournemouth on Saturday and as a result will now miss our tour of the United States to receive further treatment at Spurs Lodge. "

Tottenham take on Major League Soccer side San Jose and New York Red Bulls plus Sporting Lisbon of Portugal in three pre-season games beginning on July 17.

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