Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has undergone surgery on his fractured right arm overnight and could be back in six weeks, that is according to PA Sport reporter Jonathan Veal.
The South Korean international returned to his home country for the procedure, with the operation taking place in Seoul.
Son picked up the injury in Spurs’ Premier League fixture against Aston Villa last Sunday following a collision with Ezri Konsa early on. However, he somehow managed to complete the game despite having a fractured arm and even scored two goals including a vital 94th-minute winner for Jose Mourinho’s side (BBC Sport).
A couple of days after the clash at Villa Park, Tottenham confirmed that the 27-year-old had sustained the arm injury and they suggested that he would be out for a “number of weeks,” (tottenhamhotspur).
Shortly after that announcement was released online, Mourinho gave his prognosis and suggested that he doesn’t expect Son to feature for the rest of the season (BBC Sport).
According to Veal, Son has now had the surgery in South Korea and he has suggested that the best-case scenario would be a return to action in six weeks for the forward.
Everyone connected with Spurs will be hoping that Son makes a speedy recovery following surgery as they really do need him back in the team.
With Harry Kane currently sidelined with a hamstring injury (tottenhamhotspur.com), they had become reliant on the former Bayer Leverkusen man for goals and he had certainly stepped up to the plate with six in his last five appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
If he did return in six weeks that would mean he would be back in April, which looks a crunch month for Tottenham with games against top-four rivals Sheffield United, Everton and Arsenal. That would, therefore, be an ideal time for him to come back and it could prove to be the difference in their hunt for Champions League qualification.
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