Tottenham striker Richarlison’s injury is not as serious as first feared and he could only be out for a few weeks, according to reliable Brazilian source Bruno Andrade.
The Lowdown: Richarlison in tears
The Brazilian was forced off during Saturday’s 2-0 win at home to Everton in the Premier League, leaving the pitch in tears with an apparent calf problem, which caused immediate concern.
There was no doubt that part of him felt his World Cup chances could be in doubt, with the 25-year-old a key member of Brazil’s squad currently.
Fortunately, it looks as though the former Everton man won’t be out for too long, following a key update from his homeland.
The Latest: Injury fears allayed
Taking to Twitter, Andrade confirmed that Richarlison should only be out for a couple of weeks, with his tearful reaction not an indication of the seriousness of the issue:
“Richarlison had a medical today (Monday) at Tottenham. Expected recovery from left calf injury is up to two weeks (14 days). The cry of fright, in fact, was bigger than the problem itself.”
The Verdict: Big boost for all concerned
This is a massive boost for Spurs, with Richarlison already looking like an influential summer signing, chipping in with two goals in four Champions League appearances.
His versatility and work ethic has strengthened Antonio Conte’s squad depth greatly and being without him until the World Cup would have been a big blow, both domestically and in Europe.
From a personal point of view, the news is also no doubt massively reassuring for Richarlison, who will be dreaming of securing World Cup glory with Brazil.
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