Spurs encountered a nerve-wracking moment as captain Heung-min Son was forced off in the 88th minute against West Ham, raising concerns about his fitness for the upcoming fixtures.
Son endured a forceful blow to his back, and could be seen in visible pain as he made his way off the pitch, with footage capturing the captain in tears while receiving medical attention on the sidelines.
In an update post-game, Son expressed hope that the injury isn’t severe, stating:
“It hurts a bit. It hurts a lot more when it crashed earlier. I got a little sore even after it was over so I took painkillers now. I will have to look at it tomorrow but I just hope it’s not serious.”
"It hurts a bit. It hurts a lot more when it crashed earlier. I got a little sore even after it was over so I took painkillers now. I will have to look at it tomorrow but I just hope it's not serious." pic.twitter.com/K3Om0mfnEL
— The Spurs Watch (@TheSpursWatch) December 8, 2023
And while many hoped that manager Ange Postecoglou would give some good news ahead of the game against Newcastle, the Australian claimed that there is no update regarding Son’s condition, indicating an uncertainty about his availability for the upcoming game on Sunday.
He said (via Football London):
“Nothing really. The last update I got was late last night and he was a bit sore after the game obviously but the extent of it we’ll need to see how he recovers today. There were a couple of others with knocks but I don’t think anything else insignificant.”
Ange will hope that it is nothing too serious. An injury to Son at this point could turn out to be a huge blow for Spurs who are already fielding an extremely depleted side.
Several key players including James Maddison and Micky van de Ven are out with long-term injuries.
Spurs are now without a win in their last 5 games, losing 4 and drawing 1. The match on Sunday against the Magpies is not going to be an easy one either.