The season hasn’t even started and we have already received news of a major injury to one of the stars from the last campaign. Son Heung-min was playing for the national side in a match against Qatar and ended up with a reported broken arm according to Korean publication Yonhap News.
While the result of the match is now academical, South Korea lost, the agency further reports that the Spurs attacker will have to go under the knife and is expected to be out for at least a month, before he can start training again.
The incident happened when he challenged Mohammed Musa in the air but landed awkwardly during the World Cup qualifier in Doha. The 25-year-old was seen to be in a lot of pain and after the intervention of doctors and medical staff, he was helped off the pitch.
Son did have a great season for us last time around as he scored 21 goals in 47 games and formed an incredible partnership with Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
While South Korea lost 3-2 away to Qatar, they still have a chance of making it to the World Cup in 2018. They are just a point ahead of third-placed Uzbekistan in their group.
The South Korean must have been looking forward to continuing his goalscoring form for his country but now has to work hard and come back stronger for another crack with us as we look to pick up the Premier League title.
The latest news from Korea Herald is that Son has undergone a successful surgery and has started his recovery process. However, the attacker is likely to miss the start of the season. It was initially reported that he would miss up to four weeks, but ex-national team doctor Song Jun-Seop estimates it to be around 12 weeks, which is well into the start of the season.
The attacker will spend the remainder of his summer in Korea continuing his rehabilitation. Hopefully, Son will make a quick recovery and find his best form for us when the season enters the crucial November-December months.