Heung-min Son has admitted he did not realise how bad his injury was which he sustained against Aston Villa in February.
The South Korean suffered a fractured arm in the 3-2 victory over Villa in which he scored a last-minute winner (Independent).
However, after the game it was apparent the 27-year-old had sustained an injury to his arm when he looked in discomfort throughout the post-match interviews.
Now two games back into the Premier League season, Son has revealed he is surprised at how serious the injury to his arm actually was.
“I didn’t play for almost three months because of the pandemic, my arm, my military service as well. I didn’t realise how bad the injury was. I was watching the game against Villa back – it was emotional how we celebrated in the last minute – and then I went to the hospital, saw the X-ray and I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it because I played on,” Son told Football.London.
Son has used the COVID-19 lockdown as an opportunity to complete his mandatory three weeks military service for his country, South Korea.
“I’ve had my military service in this time as well and I’m grateful to the club for letting me go. It was a special experience. The three weeks were tough but I tried to enjoy it.
“It felt long but it was a good experience,” he said.
Son has completed 180 minutes of football in the return to Premier League action against Manchester United and West Ham (Tansfermarkt).
The winger had a first-half strike disallowed against West Ham on Tuesday after VAR ruled him offside but later provided Harry Kane with a late assist to secure the three points.
Spurs Web Opinion
I don’t think anyone could believe that Sonny had played the full game against Aston Villa with a fractured arm. And to finish the game in the way he did just topped off what a mixed day of emotions it turned out to be for the South Korean.
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