Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro will be out for three months after undergoing surgery on a knee injury picked up on Brazil duty.The 22-year-old withdrew from the Copa America on Tuesday after scans revealed a torn lateral meniscus in the left knee.
Tottenham have confirmed Sandro will be out until October at the earliest following an operation on Friday.
Sandro signed for Spurs from Internacional in March 2010, remaining with the Brazilian club and helping them to Copa Libertadores success last year.
He made 26 appearances for the English Premier League club in all competitions last season, impressing against AC Milan in the Champions League round of 16.
A six-cap Brazil international who made his debut in 2009, Sandro has not featured for Brazil in the Copa America after picking up the injury during training.
Defending champions Brazil face Paraguay in the quarter-finals of the tournament on Sunday.