Son out for 'at least six weeks' in Tottenham 'hammer blow' - Hutton

Alan Hutton fears Heung-min Son could be out for six weeks after picking up a hamstring injury at Tottenham.

The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted losing the 28-year-old was a “hammer blow” for Jose Mourinho and his men.

Son limped off just before the 20-minute mark in Sunday’s 2-1 north London derby defeat to Arsenal.

Speaking after the game, as quoted by football.london, Mourinho admitted an “accumulation of matches” had led to the blow.

Only Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Hugo Lloris have played more minutes for Spurs than Son this season.

As such, Hutton admitted it should come as no surprise the South Korea star has picked up a muscle problem.

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He also suggested Son could be out until late April or early May if the injury is serious enough.

Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Massive blow. Absolutely massive. I saw it right away. It was only after what, 20 minutes?

“I saw him sprint through and just pull up instantly. I knew, when you’re running at full pace and you feel your hamstring go, it’s not normally good.

“Really, I mean, you’re looking at at least six weeks normally. That’s an absolute hammer blow, he’s so pivotal to what Tottenham do. I do feel for him. Massive loss for Tottenham.

“I think if you look at the season as a whole and you add up how many minutes he’s played, his high-intensity running and his sprinting, it doesn’t surprise me there’s things like this happening.”

Son has scored 18 goals and contributed 16 assists in 41 appearances for Spurs this season.

In other news, ex-referee Keith Hackett has given his verdict on Harry Kane getting favourable treatment from officials.