By Ben Dinnery

15th Jan, 2022 | 1:00pm

Medical expert fears Romero could miss 'rest of season' after Tottenham update

Cristiano Romero is at risk of missing the “rest of the season” if his comeback from injury is not handled correctly by Tottenham.

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 has not featured for Spurs since 1 November (2021) after suffering what Antonio Conte later revealed was a serious hamstring problem.

But, as per The Sun on Tuesday (11 January), the Italian manager claimed the 23-year-old defender is now “very close” to a return.

However, Dinnery warned Spurs not to risk losing Romero for the remainder of 2021-22 by being too hasty with his recovery.

“Hamstring problems have a high recurrence rate,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

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“Inherently, if you’re talking about a two or three-week injury, you can add time on to that if you rush them back.

“A grade one low-grade two tear can easily turn into a six or eight-week period.

“When a player is coming back from a big layoff, you don’t want them to suffer a setback.

“That would rule him out for the majority of the season, if not the whole of the rest of the season.

“He will have already spent close to two months on the sidelines by the time he is due to come back.

“Coming back after that winter break, another injury could effectively mean it’s season over.”

Romero signed for Spurs from Italian Serie A side Atalanta last summer (2021).

He has played 13 times since his arrival in North London.

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