Son Heung-min, 30, was injured after a mid-air collision with Chancel Mbemba during the first half of Tottenham’s Champions League match against Marseille Olympia.
He needed prolonged treatment on the pitch before being substituted and wobbly in the tunnel.
Tottenham Hotspur say on their website it can confirm Son Heung-min will undergo surgery to stabilize a fracture around his left eye . In less than three weeks, South Korea‘s hopes at the World Cup depend largely on Son Heung-min, who has scored 35 goals in 104 appearances for his country .
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) November 2, 2022
Lost a strong general
Tottenham have not said how long Son might be out, but his injury is a huge blow to Antonio Conte ‘s third-placed side in the Premier League against Liverpool on Sunday.
They have lost striker Richarlison and winger Dejan Kulusevski.
Son Heung-min’s form this season has been questioned, but he scored a hat-trick after coming off the bench in a 6-2 win over Leicester City on September 17 and scored twice in the Champions League against Eintracht Frankfurt on October 12.