Following their defeat against Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, Spurs have multiple injury issues to deal with over the coming days. Post-match, Ange Postecoglou said that it was too early to understand the extent of either Micky van de Ven or James Maddison’s injuries, although the former could be out long-term.
That is not the only injury news that has come out recently for Tottenham though. Brazilian striker Richarlison (via Fabrizio Romano) has confirmed that he will undergo surgery to fix an issue related to his pubic bone.
"“The last few months haven’t been easy for me… I’ve had health problems. I’ve already spoken to the doctors and soon I will do surgery on my pubis. I think it’s time to rest”."
Unsurprisingly, the surgery will leave Spurs’ within one of their attacking options for months, and the club must address the situation. Richarlison had started in seven out of Tottenham’s 11 Premier League matches before dropping to the bench against Chelsea.
The former Everton and Watford centre-forward did not have a great start to life in North London last season after his big-money move from the Toffees. Scoring just once in the Premier League, things looked to be turning around for him this season.
While Son Heung-min has been occupying the striker position at times, it is important for Spurs to figure out their long-term situation at the No. 9 spot. Brennan Johnson, signed from Nottingham Forest this summer, will likely play an increased role as a striker. Argentine Alejo Veliz cannot be forgotten about either, though. The 19-year-old forward was signed from Rosario Central this past summer and is seen as one for the future.
Tottenham have found themselves in the mix at the top of the Premier League table, but the most recent injury news, including Maddison and van de Ven, put the club in a difficult spot moving forward.