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Heung-min Son to undergo surgery on left eye; timetable for return unknown

Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son was removed from Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League group stage finale with an apparent head injury.

Son, 30, was holding the left side of his head as he left the pitch following a hard aerial collision with the shoulder of Marseille’s Chancel Mbemba.


UPDATE: Tottenham announced on Monday that Son is set to undergo surgery “to stabilize a fracture around his left eye.” The club’s statement did not give a timetable for Son’s return. South Korea will open their 2022 World Cup campaign against Uruguay on Nov. 24, 22 days from the surgery announcement.


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We’ll have to see whether Son’s injury is a concussion or something facial, which could affect his availability moving forward.

Son has struggled this season, scoring five times in 18 appearances with all of the goals coming in a hat trick performance versus Leicester CIty and a brace versus Eintracht Frankfurt.

Spurs have been without Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski for long spells this season, and that’s left Harry Kane to play basically every minute of every match for Tottenham. This won’t help that at all.

Mbemba would later score, giving Marseille a lead and putting Tottenham into third place and a place in the Europa League if it fails to reply over the final 45 minutes.

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