Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that Richarlison will be out of action for three to four weeks as he is yet to recover from a hamstring injury.
The 25-year-old Brazilian scored three stunning goals during the just-concluded World Cup in Qatar, including a remarkable acrobatic volley in the Selecao’s 2-0 group-stage victory over Serbia.
However, Richarlison’s World Cup sprint ended in disappointment as he was forced off the pitch early in Brazil’s quarter-final defeat on penalties to eventual Bronze winners, Croatia.
The 25-year-old Richalison played 84 minutes despite playing in discomfort and duly missed a sensational extra-time and penalty shootout against Croatia.
The Brazilian thereafter returned to Tottenham duty nursing a hamstring injury.
Initial reports revealed he would be out of footballing duty for as much as six weeks but the Tottenham boss has denounced that.
Antonio Conte has confirmed the Brazilian forward Richarlison will only be sidelined for three to four weeks after having a scan this week.
Tottenham Hotspur is set to resume their Premier League campaign against Brentford on December 26, and the club’s manager Conte has given an update on Richarlison’s injury progress.
The Italian coach revealed: “I spoke with the medical department.
“They said to me we need three or four weeks still.”
That means the Brazilian will certainly miss out on Tottenham’s return to Premier League action against Brentford on Boxing Day.
Richarlison is also set to be out of Premier League actions against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, as well as the FA Cup clash with Portsmouth on January 7th.
The 25-year-old Brazilian will hope to be fit for the North London Derby clash against Arsenal on the 15th of January, which is just over three weeks away before Tottenham face Premier League Champions Manchester City four days later.
Tottenham will be hoping the Brazilian star, Richarlison is fully fit by then and be equipped to carry on his outstanding World Cup feat.
Meanwhile, before his call-up for national duty in Qatar, the Brazilian only managed to net two goals in all competitions since he joined Tottenham on the 1st of July, 2022.
Aside from his brace in the Champions League match against Marseille, Richarlison is yet to score in the Premier League for Tottenham since his £60m move from Everton in the summer.
And the Brazilian had been struggling for playtime at Spurs, with Conte preferring Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski over him.
However, the 25-year-old Brazilian found form at the World Cup for his country, scoring three times during the glamorous football tournament.
Richarlison’s standout moment appeared in the opening match when he scored the World Cup goal of the tournament.
The Brazilian forward helped his side to net a brace in the 2-0 victory over Serbia in his country’s opening group match.
Richarlison also got on the scoresheet in the 4-1 last-16 victory over South Korea.