Dejan Kurusevski may not appear at Tottenham until after the World Cup , manager Antonio Conte said on Friday . Because Dejan Kurusevski has suffered setbacks in his recovery from a hamstring injury .
Conte had said on Monday that Kulusevski was close to a full recovery, but now fears he may only return after the World Cup off-season from Nov. 14 to Dec. 25.
“His recovery was good, and then one day, it got worse. When that happens, you have to start over,” Conte told reporters ahead of Tottenham’s home game against Newcastle United on Sunday.
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Asked if Spurs needed to sign another creative presence in the January transfer window, Conte said the club would evaluate their options during the World Cup.
Now they have to work through the period, which is really tough for them.
“When you have a serious injury, you have to face the situation in the best possible way,” added Conte. Just like Richarlison was sidelined with a calf injury before, but the Emerson Royals are available after a three-game suspension .