Tottenham Hotspur have received a potentially devastating injury blow in the form of Son Heung-min.
Assistant manager Cristian Stellini revealed that the forward, who was withdrawn in the first half after a clash of heads with Chancel Mbemba, may have suffered a concussion at the Orange Vélodrome during the post-match press conference following Spurs’ victory over Olympique de Marseille last night (via the Evening Standard).
Regarding Son’s injury, Stellini said:
“In this moment, we don’t know [the extent of Son’s injury]. We have to wait for a medical assessment, and we have to wait until tomorrow [Wednesday].
“Sonny feels better now. I saw him in the dressing room. He celebrated with us. So we will wait for tomorrow. We are not sure [if he was concussed]. It is his face. His eye is a bit swollen.”
Spurs have now confirmed that the South Korean has a fractured eye socket and will require facial surgery. The statement from Spurs official website said:
We can confirm that Heung-Min Son will undergo surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye.
The South Korea international suffered the injury during the first half of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League victory at Olympique Marseille.
Following surgery, Son will commence rehabilitation with our medical staff and we shall update supporters further in due course.
The club has not mentioned a timeline as to when he could be expected back playing but according to the initial reports, he is a major doubt for the World Cup now.
This is a huge blow for Antonio Conte with the Italian already short of attacking options with Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski both out injured as well.
Their next match is against Liverpool who have had a turbulent season of their own but this news will serve as a potential boost for them.
Yet still are best player by a country mile.
This isnt even a pop at Levy for once but 4 forwards and only 1 fit in November you couldnt make it up.
We may be ok for the next 3.
Pleased to see Bis. having a better game and his tidying up at the back allows the other 2 to go forward with often stunning results.
Limp through to January and get in a proper RWB and top drawer AM and Fanny is your Aunt.
Not a problem as according to the narrative we had an “amazing transfer window” in the summer and we have “great depth” in our squad………………….. ermmmmmmm
Harry Kane the trundler
When are Kulu and Charlie back ..no one seems to have a slight knock at Spurs ..what goes on with the medical team ..
It’s not really a huge blow for the club, apart from missing the next two league games. The biggest risk to all our star players was always going to be injuries occasioned by the punishing schedule involved in this condensed season, accommodating ‘shoe horning’ in the World Cup.
Sonny now will have rest and recuperation at a critical juncture of the season, whereby he will undoubtedly be fit and fresh when the domestic season recommences at the end of December. In reality a huge blessing in disguise for us, albeit understandably a big personal blow to Sonny, regarding World Cup participation.
It’s the same with Kulu and Richy, albeit both may be fit for the World Cup, but they haven’t been overplayed this season. Lucas also has had a couple of months off, so it only leaves Harry potentially being overplayed, but as he doesn’t appear to run around and press any more, evidently to conserve energy, there should be no problem there either!