Tottenham Hotspur winger Son Heung-Min has sustained an injury whilst away on international duty with South Korea.
The Lowdown: Crucial Son
The forward started as a striker in the opening two games of the season against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers before slotting back into his original left-wing position due to the return of Harry Kane.
The Latest: Another blow
As per Ben Dinnery, Son has sustained an injury whilst away on international duty with his country, becoming yet another casualty of the two-week break following Ryan Sessegnon’s withdrawal from the England under-21 squad.
“Heung-Min Son has been ruled out of the WC qualifying match vs Lebanon,” Dinnery said. “The KFA revealed that the Spurs star ‘experienced discomfort in his right leg after Monday’s practice’, which was later diagnosed as a strained calf.”
The South Korean FA insist it is merely precautionary but the news will have everyone at Tottenham sweating about the prospect of him joining Davinson Sanchez, Giovani Le Celso and Cristian Romero on the absence list for Saturday’s clash against Crystal Palace.
The Verdict: Nervous wait
There is no news on the severity of the injury or how long Son will miss as of yet. In some ways, Son missing a fixture for his country will please many Spurs fans if he turns out to be okay and just gets some extra rest.
Nuno will be hoping that’s the case ahead of a huge upcoming doubleheader with Chelsea and Arsenal. The former Wolves boss has got his Spurs’ reign off to a perfect start so far and with the hectic month ahead – Spurs play six times before October – he will desperately hope the injury isn’t too bad.
Danny Mills called the forward ‘outstanding‘ last season and Son has proved just that with his form in recent years. They cannot afford to lose him.
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