TOTTENHAM forward Richarlison is set to be sidelined for around five to six weeks with a hamstring problem, according to reports.
The 25-year-old sustained the injury in training ahead of Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final against Croatia.
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Richarlison still ended up playing the first 84 minutes of the game before he was withdrawn in the latter stages.
It ended up being a doubly painful day for the ex-Everton star after Brazil were knocked out on penalties.
Recent reports emerged that Richarlison was expected to miss around a month of action.
But having undergone a scan, Football.London have revealed that he could now be ruled out for up to SIX weeks.
It comes as a major blow for manager Antonio Conte, who only recently welcomed back attacking duo Heung Min Son and Dejan Kulusevski.
It means Richarlison will definitely miss the entire festive period and the FA Cup third round tie with Portsmouth next month.
He could also sit out the North London derby on 15 January and the trips to Manchester City and Fulham.
Tottenham face the reigning Premier League champs again on 5 February and he might be targeting a return to action then.
February could be a huge month for Conte’s side, who also face AC Milan in the first leg of their last-16 tie and London rivals West Ham and Chelsea.
But first, Spurs travel to Brentford on Boxing Day in their first game since beating Leeds on 12 November.