Reports from South Korea suggest that Son Heung-min’s fracture is worse than initially communicated by the club and that the striker is unlikely to return to action until May.
The 27-year-old fractured his right arm in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa last weekend and the club confirmed that he would have to undergo surgery and is expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks.
Son’s injury came as a massive blow for Jose Mourinho’s side who were already reeling in Harry Kane’s and Moussa Sissoko’s absence.
Spurs certainly missed the South Korean’s influence on Wednesday night against RB Leipzig when they lacked a cutting edge to their attack in the first leg of the round of sixteen Champions League tie.
South Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo reveals that the striker has sustained a fracture on the same forearm that he did a three years ago and has flown back to Seoul to undergo surgery at Kyung Hee University Hospital today.
Spurs fans will be disappointed to learn that the report indicates that the attacker may not return in time to play more than a few games this season.
As translated by Google Translate, the relevant passage reads: “Son Heung-min (27, Tottenham) was found to have had a fracture of the forearm that had been broken three years ago.
“The surgery is said to be performed at Kyung Hee University Hospital, which was operated three years ago at the time of injury.
“The surgery is scheduled for the 21st. Son Heung-min’s injuries were reported to have broken up 2cm in the direction of the elbow from the radial area that had been injured three years ago.
“Medical treatment suggests that treatment and rehabilitation will take much longer than three years ago. It is highly likely that they will not return to the EPL stage until May.”
Spurs Web Opinion
With Kane and Son both unlikely to return in time to play a significant number of games this season, I worry that we simply might not get enough goals to finish in the top four. It certainly doesn’t help that Dele also seems to have gone off the boil in the last month or so.
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