According to a report from the Evening Standard, Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will self isolate for two weeks after his return from South Korea amidst fears over the spread of the coronavirus.

Son is currently back in Seoul after undergoing surgery following the fracture he sustained to his arm in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa earlier this month.

The Spurs forward travelled to his home country before the UK government implemented safety protocols, with the COVID-19 virus an ongoing threat in Asia, he will have to self-isolate on his return as a precaution.

Jose Mourinho confirmed in his press conference on Friday that Spurs will be following the safety protocols concerning Son’s return (Football.London), and it has now been revealed that the 27-year-old will not be able to be around the Spurs squad for up to two weeks after his return.

The Spurs boss also revealed on Friday that the South Korean forward is a slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery and Spurs are considering the possibility of getting him back on the field with a protective arm cast (Football.London).

However, it now looks like it might be a while yet before the forward is back on the training ground.

Spurs Web Opinion

Hopefully, the authorities can control the spread of the virus and it doesn’t have any impact on the football calendar. The situation at the moment certainly seems concerning and one would imagine that if it continues to get worse, the authorities could consider drastic steps like playing fixtures behind closed doors.

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