By Ben Dinnery

3rd Dec, 2021 | 10:17am

Injury expert: Romero may need 'surgery' after potentially 'season-ending' setback at Tottenham

Cristian Romero could be out for the season in the worst-case scenario at Tottenham.

So says 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 the 0-0 draw with Everton on 7 November after suffering a hamstring problem.

As quoted by Sky Sports on Wednesday (1 November), manager Antonio Conte admitted that the 23-year-old centre-back’s injury is “very serious”.

Dinnery predicts that the full extent of Romero’s condition will be known after Spurs speak to a hamstring specialist.

“I would hope it isn’t anything worse than a grade two injury,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“If we are talking grade three and a potential rupture, we’re talking surgery, possibly even a season-ending situation.

“It could be that Spurs are waiting to speak to specialists and determine the full extent of Cristian Romero’s problem.

“But it is certainly something more than a minor setback. I wouldn’t expect him to play again this year.

“If it is a high-end grade two, six to eight weeks is more than realistic.

“That is a blow but we have to wait and determine the full extent of that problem with further imaging.”

Romero, a 10-cap Argentina international, signed for Spurs from Atalanta in the summer.

He has featured 13 times in all competitions, picking up five yellow cards and one red across those appearances.

In other news, pundit suggests Dele Alli is “annoyed” with Tottenham and “has to go” in January.