Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho fears he may have lost Heung-min Son until the end of the season
Son has been diagnosed with a fractured right arm following his match-winning performance against Aston Villa and will soon undergo surgery.
The 27-year-old picked up an injury during the opening stage of the game against Villa but managed to stay on the pitch until the final whistle, scoring twice in Spurs’ 3-2 win at Villa Park, including the 94th-minute winner.
While the Londoners released a statement saying Son will be out of action for ‘number of weeks,’ Jose Mourinho is more skeptical than the club’s doctors.
“In terms of how long I’m going to miss him, Simon [Tottenham’s head of communications] found a very nice way to write the statement, but if I was to write the statement, I’d write different energy,” the Portuguese manager said, as reported by the Evening Standard.
“You can understand what I mean. So we’ll miss him, according to Simon, for a number of weeks.”
Asked if thinks the South Korea international will play again this season, the ‘Special One’ said: “I don’t. If he plays one or two games, it’s because [Simon] is very optimistic, and I hope he’s right. But in my mind, no, I’m not thinking about that.”
Mourinho now can’t count on two of his most prolific forwards, with Harry Kane also ruled out for the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury.
Son had been on the scoresheet in five competitive games in a row before suffering an injury setback and will now skip Spurs’ UEFA Champions League clash against RB Leipzig.
More importantly, he will not be able to help Tottenham in some pivotal fixtures in the Premier League that will probably shape their season and decide whether they will finish in the top four.