Son Heung-min in race against time to make World Cup with Spurs star to undergo surgery on fractured eye socket
TOTTENHAM ace Son Heung-Min is facing a race against time to be fit for the World Cup after it was revealed he will undergo surgery.
Son was forced off after a heavy challenge from Chancel Mbemba saw his shoulder clash into his face.
The pair competed for a header with the former Newcastle man coming off better and unintentionally seeing his shoulder connect with Son’s face.
And on Wednesday, Son was tested for a concussion, with the protocol dictating that if a player is found to have a concussion they must sit out for six days.
However, now Son could even be a doubt for the World Cup after Tottenham released a statement confirming the bad news for the 30-year-old.
A statement on their site read: “We can confirm that Heung-Min Son will undergo surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye.
“The South Korea international suffered the injury during the first half of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League victory at Olympique Marseille.
“Following surgery, Son will commence rehabilitation with our medical staff and we shall update supporters further in due course.”
It will mean the South Korean will almost definitely be out of Sunday’s clash against Liverpool.
Tottenham are already contesting with a number of big injuries to their squad.
Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski and Christian Romero were all absent from the 2-1 win in France.
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