Report: How long Emerson and Richarlison are expected to be missing for Spurs

The Independent have revealed that Emerson Royal faces a race against time to return before the end of the season after suffering a knee injury.

Emerson was seen limping off the pitch in stoppage time of Brazil’s international friendly in Morocco on Sunday, with journalist Tom Barclay confirming yesterday that the right-back will undergo surgery on his knee.

Meanwhile, Richarlison limped off just a couple of minutes into the 3-3 draw against Southampton, with Football.London reporting recently that the 25-year-old’s injury is not as serious as initially feared and that he is expected to return ‘sooner rather than later’.

Emerson Royal
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The Independent have now confirmed that Royal is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after he undergoes surgery on his knee.

With Tottenham’s Premier League season ending on May 28, the 24-year-old faces a race against time to get on to the field again this campaign.

Meanwhile, the publication adds Richarlison is targeting a return to the pitch in April and that Ryan Sessegnon is now close to being fit but the clash against Everton comes too early for the former Fulham man.

The Independent add that one player who is in contention for the clash against the Toffees is Hugo Lloris, who has now recovered from his knee ligament injury.

Spurs Web Opinion

I am devastated for Emerson as he might have, already played his final game for Spurs if he is not able to recover before the end of the season.

There is no guarantee that the next head coach will fancy him. The Brazilian has been in very good form of late and it is shame that the injury has killed the momentum he had built.

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