Tottenham Suffer Injury Setback As Cristian Romero Is Sidelined For Weeks

Femi Onasanya By Femi Onasanya - Sports Reporter
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Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou announced on Wednesday that defender Cristian Romero would be sidelined for four to five weeks due to a hamstring issue.

The injury was received during Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League victory against Everton by the Argentina international, who only recently returned from a three-match suspension at the beginning of this month.

“Not so great with Romero,” Postecoglou told reporters on the eve of Tottenham’s Premier League match against Brighton on Thursday, the team in fourth position. He experienced a hamstring injury, according to a scan he underwent the other day. We anticipate having him for four or five weeks at most.

“Losing him was disappointing, to be sure. Since his return, we’ve clearly missed him throughout the ban, and he’s stabilised things. He will now go missing for a considerable amount of time once more.”

But Micky van de Ven, Romero’s fellow centre back, ought to be cleared to play again shortly after suffering a hamstring injury of his own.

Postecoglou stated, “We will see him sometime in January. I would consider playing for Manchester United on January 14 instead of Burnley in the FA Cup on January 5.”

We won’t be seeing him with the group this week, so by the end of the week, we’ll see how he is doing. We begin to consider their availability after they begin exercising with the group.”

After serving a one-match suspension, Destiny Udogie will be returning for Spurs against ninth-place Brighton. In Romero’s absence, Postecoglou may force full-back Emerson Royal into the centre of defence with Ben Davies.

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By Femi Onasanya Sports Reporter
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