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Spurs: Antonio Conte drops Richarlison injury update

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a huge injury boost concerning Richarlison.

What’s the latest?

In recent comments cited by BBC Sport, Antonio Conte revealed that, despite leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on crutches following Spurs’ 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday, the 25-year-old’s calf injury is not as serious as first feared, before suggesting that the Brazil international should return to action before the World Cup this November.

Regarding the condition of the forward, the 53-year-old said: “The player is not risking to miss the World Cup, absolutely not. He has an injury but it is not a serious injury. I hope he can play games for us before the World Cup.”

Later on Monday, Richarlison himself spoke out regarding his knock in a post on Twitter, revealing that he should be back in first-team action in two weeks’ time, with the striker stating: “Guys, thank god it was just a big scare! Two weeks and I’ll be back!”

Fantastic news for Conte

Considering how impressive Richarlison has been for Spurs since his £60m move to north London this summer, the fact that the forward could return to action in around a fortnight is undoubtedly fantastic news for Conte and his side.

Indeed, over his nine Premier League appearances so far this season, while the £61m-rated talent is yet to hit the back of the net himself, he has provided three assists and created one big chance for his teammates, in addition to taking an average of 1.2 shots, making 0.9 key passes and completing 0.4 dribbles per game.

The £90k-per-week attacker has also impressed over his four outings in the Champions League, scoring two goals and creating one big chance, as well as taking an average of 2.3 shots, making 1.5 key passes and completing 0.8 dribbles per fixture.

These returns have seen the 25-year-old average an eye-catching SofaScore match rating of 7.20, currently ranking him as Conte’s third-best performer in Europe’s most prestigious club competition.

As such, with Richarlison having played an incredibly important role for Spurs over the last few weeks in the absence of Dejan Kulusevski, the fact that the Brazilian’s injury is not too serious is undoubtedly a huge boost for everyone involved with the club.

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Indeed, should Conte wish for his side to compete in both domestic and international competitions for as long as possible this season, the Italian manager will need as many of his first-team regulars fully fit and firing as possible – Richarlison included.

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