Emerson Royal’s father is optimistic that the Tottenham man’s season is not yet over despite his knee injury.
Emerson’s return to the Brazil side did not go the way the Spurs star would have wanted as the Selecao fell to a 2-1 loss to Morocco in a friendly while the right-back was forced off with an injury in stoppage time.
The Independent reported a couple of days ago that the 24-year-old would require surgery on the meniscus in his left knee and thus faces a race against time to be fit before Tottenham’s final game of the season at Elland Road on May 28.
Alasdair Gold provided an optimistic update on Wednesday, revealing that the surgery has been successful and that the recovery time for such an injury is between three to six weeks.
Emerson Royal’s father and manager, Emerson Zulu, who owns Estrategic Sports, is confident that his son will recover closer to the three-week mark, given his genetics.
He said (via Football.London): “The surgery went well, it really was the meniscus.
“Recovery is usually 3 to 6 weeks. But based on Royal’s genetics, I believe he will recover soon.
“My company has a multidisciplinary team and through the Heráclito Research and Analysis Center we carry out genetic tests on our players in a Spanish laboratory. On Monday he returns to England.”
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Given the injuries to Ben Davies, Ryan Sessegnon and the doubts surrounding Perisic’s fitness, Stellini might have planned on playing Emerson on the right and shifting Porro to the left, which is no longer a possibility.
We certainly need the Brazilian back as soon as possible as we are an injury to Porro away from absolute disaster.
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