Denmark coach lifts lid on extremely worrying Christian Eriksen injury

Date published: Tuesday 9th October 2018 7:25

Tottenham have a serious concern over the fitness of star midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to Denmark coach Age Hareide.

The 26-year-old has not played for Spurs since the 2-1 victory at Brighton on September 22 due to an abdominal issue – an issue Hareide has described as a “chronic” stomach injury.

He looks likely to miss Denmark’s meeting with the Republic of Ireland on October 13 in Dublin.

“Such an injury can be chronic, and it is true that Tottenham also fears that,” said Hareide, according to Denmark’s Canal 9.

“It is doubtful whether we will lure him to Dublin and make him play. I do not think that Tottenham is particularly interested in that.”

After the Nations League clash with Ireland, the Danes face a friendly with Austria in Herning.

Asked how long he expects Eriksen to be sidelined, Hareide replied: “I do not really know. You should ask our doctor.”

Press Association Sport has contacted Tottenham, but the club have not issued an update on Eriksen’s condition.

The player has one goal so far this season and 57 overall in the 232 appearances he has made for the club since signing from Ajax in August 2013.

 

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