Christian Eriksen's agent has revealed the exact details of the Tottenham star’s fitness issues, stating that, contrary to reports, he has not suffered any serious injury.
The Denmark international was forced to sit out Spurs’ last four games in all competitions with an abdominal issue, which he picked up during the team's 2-1 win at Brighton last month.
Tottenham had been preparing for a long spell without Eriksen after Denmark boss Age Hareide stated on Monday: "Such an injury can be chronic and it is true that Tottenham also fears that.”
However, Martin Schoots - the player’s representative - has assured Spurs supporters that the true meaning of his words was lost in translation.
"Some international media have translated Hareide’s words badly," Schoots told Standard Sport.
“Christian has no chronic injuries — nobody has said that. He just has an injury related to some fatigue and, for that reason, he is having some rest.
"That is normal because, otherwise, it would not heal.
“Somebody has not translated well. Christian is doing everything to be back as soon as possible.”
The 26-year-old has been a fixture in manager Mauricio Pochettino's starting XI over the last few seasons and, prior to his injury, Eriksen was once again proving his worth in the middle of the park, pulling the strings with his superb range of passing and slick technical ability as Spurs climbed into the Premier League's top four.
In his absence, Pochettino's men have picked up wins against Huddersfield and Cardiff City, while also progressing to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, but they did suffer a 4-2 defeat against Barcelona at Wembley in the Champions League.
After the international break, Tottenham will resume their Premier League campaign with a clash against West Ham at the London Stadium.
It remains to be seen whether Eriksen will make the trip, but this latest news will at least alleviate any fears that he could have been facing an extended period on the sidelines.