Injury expert Ben Dinnery has said that Richarlison’s muscle injury is a matter of concern for Tottenham, given that the forward only recently recovered from a hamstring problem.
There was plenty of excitement among Spurs fans when the club paid £60m to snap up Richarlison from Everton last summer as the Brazilian was expected to add more goals to an already potent Tottenham forward line.
However, the 25-year-old has had a season to forget, having found the back of the net just twice all season and having been out with multiple injuries across the campaign.
Just when it seemed like Richarlison might be on the verge of turning a corner after he delivered a superb display in the 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest, the forward picked up another injury in the early stages of the 3-3 draw against Southampton.
The Brazilian was in tears when he was forced off at St Mary’s and subsequently had to withdraw from the Selecao squad.
When asked about the nature of Richarlison’s injury, Dinnery has now told GiveMeSport: “It’s a muscle injury.
“The big worry here is Richarlison is coming off the back of a recent hamstring problem that he picked up in Qatar.
“It’s a series of ongoing issues that continue to hamper the Brazilian just when he seems to be getting a foot in that first team.
“He is a player that tends to recover fairly quickly and he will go out there and put his body on the line.
“An MRI scan will be used to determine the extent of that problem.”
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There were some fitness experts who questioned last summer if Conte and his coaching staff were doing the right thing by working the players as hard as they were in pre-season, given the hectic schedule in 2022-23.
While those concerns were dismissed by Conte, the number of muscle injuries that various players have suffered this season, suggests that perhaps they had been overworked.
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