Everton star Richarlison left fans worried after being subbed off in the match against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.

The Brazilian forward was tackled by Seagulls fullback Tariq Lamptey, and had to leave the game after only 25 minutes.

Since then, there’s been some rumours about how serious his injury could be, as he could end up missing games for Everton and the national team during his recovery.

But when landing in Brazil for the international break on Sunday night, Richarlison assured everyone that he’s fine.

Speaking to Sportv, the attacker revealed that there was a previous problem from the match against West Ham. He claimed this was just a minor blow, and he should be available to play in the World Cup Qualifiers in the coming days.

“I had been feeling it from Wednesday’s game in the League Cup. And I decided to lay aside from the game, the national team is very important for me too,” Richarlison told Sportv.

Embed from Getty Images

“When I got the blow, I saw that it was hurting a lot and asked to leave. I need to be well at the national team, I need to be 100%, now I have to get here and be in good shape.

“I had my ankle examined on Thursday, everything was ok, just a little swelling. Now it’s good, I don’t think it will be an ankle that will take me out of the national team.”

Brazil are playing Bolivia at home on Friday and then Peru away on Tuesday. Following the international break, Richarlison joins Everton to play the Merseyside Derby against Liverpool on the 17th of October.