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Huge blow for Conte as star player is set to be on the sidelines for a month with ‘serious’ injury

By Mehdi Gokal -

According to Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, Richarlison’s hamstring injury could sideline him for up to four weeks.

Richarlison had an outstanding tournament in Qatar, scoring three goals, one of which, a spectacular bicycle kick goal against Serbia, was named the goal of the event.

However, his World Cup came to an unfortunate end as Croatia defeated Brazil on penalties in the quarterfinals, a match in which the former Everton player was also substituted due to an injury.

The team was awaiting the results of an MRI scan on the player, and Conte has now confirmed that he will be sidelined for three to four weeks. He stated:

I spoke with the medical department, they told me we need three to four weeks.”

“His injury was a serious injury.

“I followed all my players at the World Cup with my fingers crossed, because you know very well you can lose important players.

“It happened with Richarlison, who had a problem, [Rodrigo] Bentancur and Ben Davies.”

Richarlison will therefore be absent when Tottenham travels to Brentford to begin their Premier League season on Boxing Day.

He is also anticipated to miss the games against Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, and the FA Cup match against Portsmouth on January 7.

The following week, which is crucial for Conte and company, sees Spurs take on Manchester City.

Richarlison’s return by then and his ability to continue his outstanding World Cup form will be hoped for by the manager.

Spurs will also be without Rodrigo Bentancur and Ben Davies for their clash against Brentford.

 

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