Bentley undergoes knee surgery

12 October 2011 04:30
Tottenham midfielder David Bentley faces up to six months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on the knee injury suffered at West Ham.

Bentley was trying to rebuild his career on loan at West Ham, for whom he made five appearances since joining on transfer deadline day.

But the 27-year-old suffered the injury last week and has now gone back to White Hart Lane.

"It's a great shame for David as he had settled well in the squad," Hammers manager Sam Allardyce told the club's official website.

"We wish him well and hope he has a speedy recovery."

Allardyce has recalled youngster Cristian Montano from his loan at Notts County as cover.

Tottenham said in a short statement: "David Bentley has undergone surgery to his left knee.

"The right-sided midfielder, who joined West Ham United on loan in August, is likely to be out for up to six months."

Source: Team_Talk