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Spurs star out for six month

Former England international David Bentley will be out of action for six months following an operation on his left knee.

The 27-year-old joined West Ham from Tottenham on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day and made five appearances for the Hammers.

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

Tottenham said: "David Bentley has undergone surgery to his left knee...[and] likely to be out for up to six months."

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