Conte issues injury update on Tottenham defender Romero

 

Cristian Romero of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 6, 2022 in London, United Kingdom.

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has moved to allay fears of weeks-long injury layoff for Cristian Romero.

Reports emerged on Wednesday evening that the Argentine could face up to a month on the sidelines after suffering an injury in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.

As reported by Standard Sport on Thursday morning, the player was hopeful of a quicker return to action, a view Conte appears to agree with.

"He had a little problem during the game against Chelsea, in the final part of the game," Conte explained to reporters on Thursday afternoon.

"But it's a little problem.

"After the game he started to feel a bit of pain in his adductor. We checked on him and, honestly, the player wanted to be available [to face Wolves on Saturday] but in this situation - we have a lot of games to play - it would be stupid to take risks.

"For this reason, for the game against Wolves he's not available."

It is a more positive diagnosis than first feared for Romero, and the Conte was also upbeat about Oliver Skipp's return from injury.

"Good news about Skipp," he continued. "Today or tomorrow, he's going to run again. It's good news as since January he has had problems and now I think he will be ready quickly.

"We need his performance. He's a really good guy. He's suffering a lot to stay outside [the squad] but for the period we go to play a lot of games we'll have him available, which is good news for us."

 

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