Nuno Espirito Santo has suggested Tottenham will make an official statement on the extent of the calf injury Son Heung-min picked up during the international break.
Son suffered the injury while playing for South Korea and there now are fears he will miss Spurs’ trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday – or worse, he could be absent for upcoming meetings with Chelsea and Arsenal.
In his press conference on Friday, Nuno was asked about Son’s availability, and his response was not exactly reassuring.
“Like some of our players, he came (back) with some issues,” said the Tottenham manager (via Football London). “Sonny is not so well, but let’s wait for the club to make the proper announcement and explain to you better what kind of injury he has.”
Usually if a club releases a statement on an injury, it’s a bad one – but perhaps we shouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet.
There is a chance Nuno is simply waiting on confirmation about the length of Son’s potential absence, which could be short if his calf hasn’t sustained serious damage.
Until then, however, Spurs fans face a nervous wait to see if Son will be available for those huge derbies against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Meanwhile, maybe it’s the ideal time for new arrival Bryan Gil to come into the team and make his mark.