Injury analyst Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries website, has predicted that Richarlison will be out of action for at least a month.
Richarlison has already had a couple of injuries during his short spell at Tottenham, with the forward suffering a calf injury in October that kept him out of action for a month.
The 25-year-old managed to recover fully in time for the World Cup and led the line impressively for Brazil in the tournament, scoring three and providing an assist in four matches (Transfermarkt).
The World Cup campaign ended in heartbreak for Richarlison and the Selecao, who lost to Croatia on penalties in the quarter-final stage. To make matters worse, the Tottenham man has picked up a hamstring injury and is thus not available for selection at the moment for Antonio Conte.
Dinnery has now said that the Spurs head coach will have to make do without Richarlison at least until mid-Janaury.
When asked about the former Everton man’s injury, he told GiveMeSport: “This is an injury that’s probably going to keep him out for at least the next month or so. Certainly, over the festive fixture period and in early January.
“So, we’re probably looking at mid-to-late January with regard to seeing Richarlison back in action. We know he’s a quick healer, he will be working hard and he’ll be determined to get back. But like I said, it won’t be happening this year.”
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Richarlison has seemingly become quite injury prone over the last 18 months, which is a little worrying. While impact injuries can occur frequently to a player who plays with as much physicality and aggression as the 25-year-old, he now seems to be getting frequent muscle injuries as well.
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