The 30-year-old South Korean team‘s main winger Son Heung-min has a fractured left orbit, and the possibility of missing the 2022 Qatar World Cup has greatly increased.
Premier League Tottenham Hotspur confirmed on Wednesday that Son Heung-min will need surgery and the recovery period will depend on the situation. “Son Heung-min will undergo surgery to stabilize his left orbital injury,” Tottenham said in a statement. “After the operation, Son Heung-min will begin his rehabilitation with the help of medical staff, and we will update fans on the situation in due course.”
We can confirm that Heung-Min Son will undergo surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 2, 2022
Tottenham also pointed out in a statement that the South Korea international was injured in Tuesday’s Champions League group match away from Marseille – in the 29th minute, he suffered a blow to the face due to a scrimmage and was replaced by Bisuma. Tottenham Hotspur finally triumphed 2-1 away.
Son Heung-min’s specific return date
According to “Daily Mail” chief reporter Sammy Mokber reported that Sun Xingmin is expected to complete the operation before this weekend, which also means that the player will definitely miss the 15th round of the Premier League against Liverpool on the 6th.
However, Mokber remains optimistic about Son Heung-min’s participation in the 2022 World Cup. He believes that the South Korean striker is expected to complete his comeback in the 16th round of the league after the 9th, when the players may wear protective masks to face Leeds United.