Christian Eriksen will miss Tottenham’s trip to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday with an abdomen injury, the club has confirmed.
The Dane was absent from the squad as Spurs beat Watford on penalties in the EFL Cup third round in midweek, with most onlookers presuming he had simply been rested.
But just before Mauricio Pochettino’s press conference on Thursday, the club revealed via Twitter that Eriksen is unavailable for the Huddersfield game and is current undergoing rehabilitation for an abdomen problem.
Hugo Lloris (thigh): continuing on-field conditioning, unavailable. @Vorm_Official (knee): continuing rehab, unavailable. @ChrisEriksen8 (abdomen): undergoing rehab, unavailable. @Serge_Aurier (thigh): injury sustained last night, undergoing assessment. #COYS pic.twitter.com/foTCDwwN0m
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 27, 2018
Then, during the press conference, Pochettino said the injury was only a “small problem” (via ESPN) and suggested Eriksen could return for Wednesday’s crucial Champions League clash with Barcelona at Wembley.
The club’s team news Tweet also claimed Hugo Lloris is still unavailable – the Tottenham skipper has been absent with a thigh injury all month.
But Pochettino later revealed the Frenchman will be assessed before the Huddersfield and could play a part in West Yorkshire.
“We need to assess him tomorrow,” Pochettino said (via ESPN). “He’s doing very well. The decision will be tomorrow if he will be available to play against Huddersfield. If not, we’re going to wait until Wednesday.”
With Michel Vorm still out with an injury of his own, Paulo Gazzaniga could start a third successive game following his shootout heroics against Watford.