Tottenham Hotspur striker Heung-min Son returned to training for South Korea today as they began their World Cup preparations in Qatar.
The 30-year-old forward was seen wearing a protective mask over his face during the session with his teammates to protect the injury he sustained at the start of the month.
Son was left with a fractured left eye socket after he challenged Chancel Mbemba for the ball during Tottenham’s Champions League match in Marseille, only for the side of his face to make contact with the former Newcastle defender’s shoulder.
He had surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye on November 4th and later declared himself fit for the tournament on Instagram by insisting ‘I won’t miss this for the world.’
According to Korean journalist Sungmo Lee, who took to Twitter to reveal that Korean news outlets who attended the training session have reported their findings by suggesting that ‘Son looked bright and seemed okay.’
Here's Son's photo with the mask, today.
Several Korean media covering Son on site wrote "Son looked bright and seemed okay"
— 이성모 (Sungmo Lee) (@Sungmo_Lee) November 16, 2022
This is a massive boost for Son, who looks to be in good spirits ahead of South Korea’s World Cup opener against Rodrigo Bentancur’s Uruguay on November 24, whether he will be ready to take part in the match remains to be seen.
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