Medical Expert: Tottenham star 'At Risk' after suffering 'Significant Damage To Hamstring'

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Tottenham defender Cristian Romero will be “at risk of re-injury if he returns to action during the current hectic fixture programme.

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Romero, 23, has been absent since sustaining a hamstring injury while playing for Argentina against Brazil on 16 November.

As quoted by Spurs’ media team last Tuesday (21 December), Antonio Conte revealed he was hopeful the centre-back would return in “three weeks.”

That would mean Romero would be available in mid-January.

Spurs, who signed Romero for a reported £42.5million in August, will play six times in 23 days before the end of January.

Dinnery claimed that the demands of the winter period could be dangerous for the former Atalanta man.

“It’s the nature of football that you’re always at risk of re-injury,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

“Factoring in those return-to-play timelines, he’ll have spent two months out. That’s pretty significant damage to those hamstring muscle fibres.

“We are coming to a period of the season with heavy pitches and difficult conditions, which increases risk.

“Who knows what the fixture schedule is going to be like and how Covid is going to affect player availability and team selection.

“It’s something you have to be really aware and careful of. With a full squad, Conte will be able to manage the situation really well.

“But it’s when you start to lose other players that things start to get complicated.

“You can be forced into making decisions you might not want to. It’s all about risk and reward.”

Romero is one of four first-team stars currently sidelined at Tottenham.

He has featured 13 times this season but is yet to register a goal or assist for his new club.

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