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Tottenham midfielder Sandro undergoes surgery on knee and ready to start recovery

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Tottenham midfielder Sandro has undergone knee surgery after suffering a cruciate ligament and meniscus injury against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.

Sandro, 23, has been in great form for the North London club this season, forming a great understanding with new signing Moussa Dembele, and has played a key part in helping Andre Vilas-Boas’s team to fourth in the Premier League table.

However, the injury he suffered at Loftus Road is likely to keep him out for the rest of the season and, after surgery in Barcelona, is ready to start his recovery straight away.

“It's a tricky time, I had a good run, evolving with the team this season,” the former Internacional midfielder told reporters.

“But it happened and cannot think about it for a long time. I know there are thousands who admire me and support me and I can only thank the messages of affection I have received these past few days.

“This will give me more strength to overcome, make a good recovery and return to play football.”

Sandro has also established himself in the Brazil national team, winning 16 caps so far, and was expected to be called up next month when new coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announces his first squad ahead of the friendly against England at Wembley.

Source: Globo Esporte


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