Tottenham Hotspur are in the midst of a goalscoring crisis up front, with injuries to two key men in Heung-min Son and Harry Kane.
The latter ruptured the tendon in his left hamstring back on January 1 and has not been seen since after undergoing surgery to correct the issue.
The former fractured his arm against Aston Villa earlier this month, also requiring surgery, a procedure he flew all the way to South Korea to have.
Son actually played on during the match after sustaining the fracture in the early moments, scoring two goals including a last-minute winner in the 3-2 affair.
This has led to some questions as to whether the South Korean can simply play using some kind of cast or protection on his arm, rather than waiting for it to fully heal ahead of a return.
However, football journalist Alasdair Gold has now claimed that there is not an option for that kind of ‘patch it up and play’ kind of situation, comparing it to Vardy’s injury last year that saw him wear a soft cast.
He said (Football London): “We’re talking about different injuries here. Jamie Vardy’s injury was a wrist one.
“For Son, he’s fractured his right arm near the elbow and reports in South Korea suggest the angle of the break is worse than a similar injury he suffered in 2017.
“It’s not really a patch it up and play on kind of situation, unfortunately.”
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