Denmark manager Åge Hareide has suggested that Christian Eriksen’s stomach problem could be a chronic condition in what would be a major blow to an already injury-hit Tottenham Hotspur squad.
The 26-year-old has not played since his club’s 2-1 Premier League win at Brighton on 22 September.
Spurs had expected Eriksen to return after the international break this week but Hareide said it was unlikely the midfielder would travel for the Nations League match against Ireland on Saturday.
“Christian has an abdominal problem … Such an injury can be chronic, and it is true that Tottenham also fears that,” the Norwegian told Denmark’s Canal 9.
“It may not happen to Christian. We have two important matches in November as well. We’ll look at him, but I do not think we’ll see Christian in Dublin.“
Spurs found out last week that their Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen may be out for longer than expected with a hamstring problem. Tottenham are also without Mousa Dembélé (thigh), Dele Alli (hamstring) and Serge Aurier (thigh) because of injury.