Tottenham Hotspur are suffering from another serious injury blow ahead of their visit to Chelsea this weekend, with Heung-min Son the club’s latest high-profile casualty.
Son scored twice in Sunday’s 3-2 triumph against Aston Villa at Villa Park but picked up a frustrating injury whilst he was at it.
Tottenham have confirmed that the South Korean forward requires surgery on a fractured arm, expected to keep him out of action for a number of weeks.
Jose Mourinho is already without club captain Harry Kane through a ruptured tendon in his hamstring, so Son’s absence should come as a major blow.
Chelsea host Mourinho’s side this weekend on the back of their disappointing 2-0 defeat to Manchester United last night.
Another loss could see Frank Lampard and co. drop down to 7th in the Premier League, so it’s a big occasion.
Plenty of Spurs fans have been in meltdown on Twitter following the surprising announcement ahead of Saturday’s crunch clash at Stamford Bridge…
Twitter: @SpursOfficial Son is crying
Everyone is crying (@_thfcTas)
Twitter: @SpursOfficial Well thank god we managed to bring in a back up striker last window to compensate for the 2 injuries… https://t.co/03UVdHEtDl (@Alderweireldx)
Twitter: RT @marc_ba12: @SpursOfficial Tottenham Hotspur – never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. (@GOAMOLOPO)
Twitter: @SpursOfficial Sonny…
Were you running while you were sick?
Twitter: @SpursOfficial When did this even happen ? (@thfcmourinho_)
Twitter: @SpursOfficial Can Injury update play up front? (@SpursFunnies)
Twitter: @SpursOfficial Please tell me this is a windup? (@NozAhmed)
Twitter: @SpursOfficial https://t.co/cg5BnX8OLF (@Simply_Spurs)