Emerson Royal will need knee surgery, which could keep him out for a significant portion of the rest of the season.
The 24-year-old has had a successful season at Tottenham, overcoming criticism of his play to produce some of his best football for the team, earning him a recall to the Brazil team. However, he sustained the injury in the waning seconds of Saturday’s friendly match against Morocco.
Emerson, who flew back to London for evaluation, will undergo surgery in Brazil on his knee’s meniscus on Thursday, necessitating a minimum six-week recovery period.
Emeron’s injury means that Spurs are left short at the right back as only Pedro Porro, who signed in January is in condition to play. Djed Spence and Matt Doherty are out on loan at Rennes and left for Atletico Madrid, respectively.
Cristian Stellini, the current interim manager will need to turn and look for other player options down the right side, should Porro happen to pick up an injury in the future upcoming weeks.
Ben Davis is also expected to miss out on 4-6 weeks of play due to a hamstring injury, leaving Croatian Ivan Perisic as the only left wing-back option, along with Ryan Sessegnon, who is in his final stage of recovery from a hamstring injury.
Furthermore, Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma are to remain out of the pitch as both are injured, but at least captain Hugo Lloris is back to training as normal, after recovering from a knee injury.