Former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills, has expressed his concern that Heung-min Son could pick up an injury during his mandatory four-week military service.
Tottenham confirmed that Son has returned home to South Korea in order to complete his four-week training, which he will begin later this month.
Son was made exempt from the normal mandatory two-year military service in South Korea after he helped his country to win gold in the 2018 Asian Games (Guardian).
However, the forward was still required to complete a four-week service which he has now chosen to do during the Premier League coronavirus suspension.
Reuters revealed that the 27-year-old would go through a shortened version of a boot camp required for all new regular enlistees, including discipline education, combat drills and a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) exercise.
Mills is now worried that the forward could pick up an injury that would end up costing Spurs but admitted that it was probably the right call for him finish his service now.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Leeds star said: “It is a question of whether it is safe for him to do it.
“He is a massive player for them. A huge commodity and we have all seen how much they have missed him whilst he has been injured.
“Spurs will look to make the most of any given situation. That is not wrong. It just is what it is. All things considered, it probably is the best time to do it.”
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While a military boot camp of this nature is likely to be extremely challenging for anyone, Son being an elite athlete should be able to cope with the demands better than most. This will also allow him to maintain his fitness if the Premier League season does resume behind closed doors anytime soon.
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