Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has dropped an injury update concerning Son Heung-min.
The Lowdown: Son injury blow
During the first half of Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Marseille in the Champions League last week, Son was forced off the pitch with what has now been confirmed to be a fracture to his left eye socket. It was then reported that the winger had to have surgery to stabilise the fracture.
Despite no initial timeframe being given over when the 30-year-old may be able to make a return, it appears that Conte has shared an update on the matter.
The Latest: Conte shares update on Son
Speaking after his team’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, Conte shed some light on Son’s situation, and it makes for good reason for the player, his club and his country.
The Tottenham manager said: “With Sonny, I sent him a message after the surgery. Sonny was really, really disappointed with this situation but I hope for him to recover very well and to play in the World Cup because I was a player and I know the importance of the World Cup.
“He missed us tonight. I’m confident that he can come back quickly and play in the World Cup. He’s not in hospital now he’s home.”
The Verdict: Great to hear
To highlight how much of a miss the 30-year-old is for the north London club when he’s ruled out, he currently tops their list for the number of shot-creating actions (52) delivered in the league this season.
Hailed as a “special” player by former Spurs manager Jose Mourinho, the £190k-per-week attacker may well have made the difference for his side in their recent defeat against Liverpool had he been available.
While it has been a blow for Spurs to have Son pick up this unfortunate injury, this update from Conte is definitely a positive one, especially if the winger is able to play for South Korea in the World Cup.
Moving forward, everyone at Tottenham will be hoping that the attacking star can recover from this injury as soon as possible and manage to avoid any other issues while he’s in Qatar representing his country on the world stage.
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