Tottenham World Cup sensation set for six weeks on sidelines in massive blow for Antonio Conte
Tottenham are expected to be without striker Richarlison for up to six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury at the World Cup.
The former Watford and Everton frontman had an excellent tournament in Qatar, scoring three goals as Brazil suffered an early early exit against Croatia.
Spurs boss Antonio was no doubt looking forward to finding a way to put the Brazilian in a devastating front four with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski, but those ambitions were put on hold after Richarlison’s injury.
It was originally hoped the 25-year-old would be out for no more than a month as he recovers from the injury sustained in the quarter-final defeat by Croatia.
However, the Daily Mail revealed a new scan means the £60m summer signing could be out for six weeks.
That lengthy absence rules him out of Tottenham’s huge north London derby against Arsenal on January 15. Richarlison will also miss the newly arranged trip to Manchester City four days later.
His next assignment for Spurs is expected to be the return trip to the Etihad in early February.
Richardson He was not expected to be back in Tottenham training alongside Harry Kane and Eric Dier until Monday.
The former Toffees forward had a memorable tournament in Qatar. As a matter of fact, His performances actually saw him potentially sold by Spurs.
He scored twice in the group-stage win against Serbia. Richarlison then scored one of the goals of the tournament in the round of 16 triumph against South Korea.
He played 84 minutes in the quarter-finals against Croatia despite feeling his hamstring during the warm-up.
The loss of Richarlison leaves Conte paralyzed
Tottenham are back in action at Brentford for Boxing Day. However, they have a warm-up game with Nice in north London on Wednesday.
Richarlison’s absence will be felt heavily as Conte’s men may have eight games to play in January.
You have seven guaranteed games before the end of the month. Eighth place is also in the offing if they pass Portsmouth in the third round of the FA Cup.
Richardson’s enforced release will also derail Conte’s plans to get Kane and Son back in action.
Kane was devastated when his crucial missed penalty sealed England’s defeat by France in Qatar, while Son only returned to action after breaking his cheekbone against Marseille in the Champions League.
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