RICHARLISON came off in tears just four minutes into Tottenham's clash with Southampton at St Mary's.
The Brazilian headed straight down the tunnel after sustaining an injury and was replaced by Dejan Kulusevski.
Richarlison, 25, was making just his ninth Premier League start for Spurs following his £60million switch from Everton last summer.
He is yet to score a league goal for the North Londoners, and recently admitted that this season has been "s***" after his side were dumped out of the Champions League by AC Milan.
The forward also hit out at his lack of minutes, as well as Antonio Conte's communication.
Spurs' under-fire boss responded by starting Richarlison against Nottingham Forest last week.
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His No9 performed well against Steve Cooper's side, making an assist, winning a penalty and having a goal of his own disallowed for a very narrow offside in the 3-1 win.
He was again selected to start Saturday afternoon's clash with Saints, only to sustain an injury early.
Stand-in skipper Harry Kane tried to console Richarlison as he went off, while Son Heung-min put a supportive arm around his team-mate.
The forward eventually returned to the stands and was seen sitting with his team-mates on the bench around 20 minutes after going off
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Richarlison has endured an injury-hit campaign at Tottenham.
He suffered a calf injury that ruled him out of four Prem games in October.
And he then picked up a hamstring injury at the World Cup that he didn't return from until mid-January.
Richarlison's only two goals to date for Tottenham both came in their 2-0 Champions League win over Marseille in September.
On that day he cried tears of joy with his father after achieving a childhood dream of scoring in the competition.
Tottenham suffered another injury blow on 36 minutes, when Ivan Perisic had to replace the stricken Ben Davies.
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