Report: Heung-min Son sustains calf problem while on international duty

Heung-min Son
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Tottenham Hotspur winger Heung-min Son has sustained a calf injury while on international duty with South Korea, according to the Korea Football Association (as relayed by EN).

The 28-year-old was said to have been experiencing ‘discomfort in his right leg’ after a standard training session on Monday, which was later confirmed as a calf strain.

As a result, the KFA have ruled out Son, who is the side’s captain, for South Korea’s next World Cup qualifying fixture against Lebanon on Tuesday for ‘precautionary reasons’.

Son featured in South Korea’s last fixture against Iraq, but couldn’t get himself on the scoresheet as the home side were held to a draw in Seoul.

This could leave Spurs sweating with the hope that Son’s calf problem will not be too serious, as Premier League clashes against London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are on the horizon.

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It would be incredibly unfortunate if Son was to miss out a chunk of games through injury, given the transfer window just closed. The KFA’s statement, though, is somewhat encouraging given his exclusion is ‘precautionary’. We will have to hope it is a minor strain that will only take a few days to recover from.

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