Tottenham Hotspur are currently without a number of key first team stars, many of which are out for the foreseeable future.
The likes of Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Serge Aurier, Luke Amos, and Christian Eriksen are all facing stints in the injury room at the moment.
The latter of the bunch, Christian Eriksen, was originally reported to be a potential returnee against Barcelona in the Champions League last week.
However, reports today by ESPN suggest that the Great Dane’s abdominal injury could be far worse that previously thought.
The playmaker was due to join up with the Denmark squad this week for their international game against Republic of Ireland in the UEFA Nations League.
However, it is unlikely Denmark fans will see the Spurs midfielder within their ranks, after his latest injury continues to keep him off the pitch.
Denmark coach Age Hareide has claimed there are fears that the injury could become ‘chronic’ and ‘long-term’.
He told Canal 9: “Christian has an issue with an abdominal muscle, and Tottenham have tried to say it’s a long-term problem. It’s doubtful that we can bring him to Dublin and get him to play. I don’t think Tottenham are very interested in that.
“It’s been long-term since he missed the game against Barcelona and [was] out again against Cardiff. It’s been over a week and I know he’s known about this problem for a while. Such an injury can become chronic, and I think that’s what Tottenham are fearing as well.
“Hopefully that won’t happen with Christian. We have two important games in November as well. We will take a look at him, but I don’t think we will see Christian in Dublin.”
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