Shock for Spurs and South Korea: Heung-min Son needs surgery – World Cup threatens

An injury from Tuesday night's Champions League game could have serious consequences for Heung-min Son.

Shock for Spurs and South Korea: Heung-min Son needs surgery – World Cup threatens

An injury from Tuesday night's Champions League game could have serious consequences for Heung-min Son. The Spurs forward has facial surgery and could miss the World Cup.

There was a downer for Tottenham Hotspur in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Olympique Marseille: Heung-min Son was injured in a collision. It is now clear that he will have to undergo an operation on his face. A fracture near his left eye will need to be stabilized. "Following the operation, Son will begin rehabilitation with our medical staff," Tottenham said in a statement. However, it is unclear how quickly and in what steps the rehab can begin. A bit of nervousness is likely to spread both in Son himself and in the South Korean association - after all, South Korea starts the first group game at the World Cup in three weeks. The association explained According to the AP news agency: "Whether Son can take part in the World Cup or not will be judged after the operation." Depending on the severity of the operation and the resulting consequences, there seems to be a possibility that the short-term nature of this necessary measure will have serious consequences could entail for the World Cup. It is currently not certain that the 30-year-old will be able to be back on the pitch in time.

This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as a shock for Spurs and South Korea: Heung-min Son needs surgery - World Cup threatens.

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