Some at Tottenham fear that Heung-min Son’s hamstring injury could rule him out for at least five weeks, according to Football.London.
The South Korean forward picked up the problem after the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday evening.
Son played 79 minutes of the encounter before being replaced by Giovani Lo Celso and although he didn’t appear to show signs of being injured, Antonio Conte revealed that he felt pain in his leg the following day.
While it was hinted that the 29-year-old would miss the next two weeks, taking him up to the next international break, Football.London claims some at Spurs fear the injury could sideline him for at least five weeks instead.
The report claimed: ‘There are some fears within the club that the player could be, at worst, out for at least five weeks with the injury.’
However, the international break currently programmed at the end of January will take off two weeks’ worth of matches from the club’s schedule.
Son is set to miss crucial Premier League matches against Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea as well as the second leg of the Carabao Cup tie with the Blues.
Spurs Web Opinion
The news of Son’s injury couldn’t come at a worse time with so many important matches coming up in such a short period. But the international break at the end of the month will give him more time to recover with no club football on, so that is a bonus in this scenario.
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