It is looking increasingly likely Son Heung-min will be out for the rest of the season if a new report from South Korea is anything to go by.
Son fractured his arm in the opening minutes of Tottenham’s 3-2 victory over Aston Villa last weekend. Remarkably he went on to score twice including a brilliant stoppage time winner – but it appears that may have been his final action of the campaign.
And according to South Korean outlet Hankook Ilbo, as relayed by injury analyst Ben Dinnery, Son will almost certainly be out until next term. The report claims the surgery is scheduled for Friday, and the angle of the fracture means Son will not recover within 61 days – which is how long he was out for with a similar injury in 2017.
The news comes as a huge blow to Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four and reaching the latter stages of the Champions League. In the meantime, Mourinho will hope the likes of Dele Alli and Lucas Moura can step up with more goals.