There’s good news coming out of South Korea’s training camp at the 2022 World Cup, after Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-min Son has been spotted heading the ball for the first time since suffering an injury to his eye at the start of November.

Son was taken off in the first half of Spurs’ final group game of the Champions League against Marseille after taking a blow to the face and being unable to continue.

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The Spurs star underwent surgery on his fractured eye socket shortly after (The Telegraph) and was deemed fit enough to join the World Cup squad for his country.

However, the South Korea manager has not been taking any chances with Son’s condition, insisting the player’s return to training will be assessed on a ‘day-by-day’ basis (Gulf Times).

Son has been spotted wearing a protective face mask while he continues his recovery (Instagram), and by the sounds of it, he is getting closer and closer to being ready for action on the pitch. South Korea kick off their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on Thursday.

In his first World Cup briefing last week, Son told YNA that he had not been able to head the ball yet due to his condition. But now, the outlet reports Son has made something of a breakthrough.

Apparently, Son was seen heading the ball for the first time since his injury, which will be a huge boost to South Korea’s hopes of having their star man for their opening group game. After the session, his manager Paulo Bento was spotted coming over to Son and he apparently “had words” with him.

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Fingers crossed Son can make it back in time for South Korea’s opener against Uruguay. I think all of us Spurs fans want to see him lead his country at the tournament, and we know how much it means to Son to be a part of the action. The fact he is now heading the ball bodes well for his recovery.

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