It seems Everton manager Rafa Benitez was right when claiming Toffees star Richarlison would be sidelined for between two and three weeks.

The coach made this prediction on Saturday, following the club’s 3-0 loss to Aston Villa, which the 24-year-old missed due to a knee injury.

Now according to the latest news in Brazil, Richarlison should indeed miss the upcoming rounds of the World Cup qualifiers in October.

Globo Esporte says the forward will still go through tests, but ‘will hardly be called up on Friday’.

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The report points out Richarlison had ‘two tough challenges’ against Burnley, and despite staying on the pitch, ‘complained about pain in training’. It’s said no injury was detected, but he’s ‘undergoing physical therapy’ and will have ‘new tests still this week’.

Richarlison is now expected to be out of the games against Colombia, Venezuela and Uruguay, which will take place on the 7th, 10th and 14th of October.

In case that’s confirmed, he’d miss Everton’s matches against Norwich City and Manchester United, being back only for the game against West Ham United on the 17th of October.