Tottenham Hotspur defender Cristian Romero is set to be out for three to four weeks due to muscle injury, according to reports.
Romero has become a household name ever since joining Tottenham on a season-long deal deal, which is expected to be made permanent in the coming days, and has started both of their league matches so far this term.
Having missed a chunks of games last season due to injury, Romero has suffered yet another injury, as reported by football.london, with the 24-year-old defender facing three to four weeks on sidelines due to the muscle injury he picked up in Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.
Cristian Romero OUT with muscle injury.
Fellow defender and new signing Clement Lenglet, meanwhile, made his debut from the substitutes’ bench on the opening day against Southampton, but missed the Chelsea game through injury, may be in contention to replace Romero, while Colombia international Davinson Sanchez is also an option for Conte.
Sanchez came in for Romero for the final three games of last season, and helped Spurs keep three successive clean sheets as they secured a top-four finish.
Conte still has Ben Davies, Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez as centre-back options to call upon, as well as Japhet Tanganga, and is expected to discuss Romero’s injury during his press conference on Thursday.
Tottenham are next in action when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
They have a busy month ahead of them, with six Premier League fixtures — including away against Manchester City on September 10 — before the international break begins after they host Leicester City on September 17.
The news of Cristian Romero injury comes as a huge blow for Antonio Conte as well as the Lillywhites faithfuls.
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