Tottenham could be without their Brazilian striker Richarlison, for the first month of 2022.
The 25-year-old picked up a hamstring injury in the warm-up of Brazil’s quarter-final loss to Croatia but chose to play, anyway. Brazil was without their alternative Gabriel Jesus due to a knee injury and had little choice but to play the Richarlison up front.
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The Tottenham striker played 84 minutes, which only worsened the injury.
According to Alasdair Gold of Football London, Richarlison could be out for 5-6 weeks.
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Richarlison will miss Tottenham’s boxing day game against Brentford and potentially their January clash with Arsenal.
Both Rodrigo Bentacur and Ben Davies also suffered injuries in the World Cup.
Tottenham sit fourth in the Premier League and will need every fit body if they want to keep that place.