Clinton Morrison believes Spurs will be without first-team regular for three or four weeks

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Former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a ‘huge blow’ after Heung-min Son was forced off injured against Arsenal.

The South Korean had barely had a touch of the ball when he was asked to sprint to chase a long ball in the 19th minute of the North London derby and pulled up sharply before reaching for the back of his leg.

Jose Mourino admitted after the match that Son had suffered a muscular injury but stopped short of specifying whether it was a hamstring problem.

Morrison believes that Tottenham are likely to be without the services of the 28-year-old for ‘three to four weeks’.

The pundit highlighted the fact that Son has taken to the field at the Emirates without rest after he played 64 minutes of Thursday evening’s Europa League win against Dinamo Zagreb.

“He makes the run inside Cedric and his hamstring has gone,” Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.

“That can happen. But I think he’s played a lot of football recently.

“He played in midweek and he hasn’t had a rest. And eventually, with the number of games that are happening in the Premier League and the Europa League, it’s going to catch up with you.

“It’s going to be a huge blow for Tottenham, not just for this game but for the next three or four weeks having Son out because he’s a huge part of what they are going forward.”

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If Morrison’s timeframe is correct, Son is likely to miss the return leg against Dinamo in Croatia, along with the Premier League matches against Aston Villa and Newcastle United; while the visit of Manchester United on April 10th could be questionable.

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