By Danny Wright
Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min has suffered a broken arm injury while playing for South Korea in a World Cup qualifier against Qatar on Tuesday.
An official of the South Korean Football Association has confirmed that surgery for the attacker is “inevitable” and that Tottenham will be updated about his condition as soon as possible.
Yonhap News have reported that Son could be looking to miss four weeks worth of action with the serious arm injury after he fell awkwardly in the 30th minute of South Korea’s 3-2 World Cup qualifier defeat at the hands of Qatar.
The 24-year-old is the fourth Spurs player to undergo surgery in recent weeks as Erik Lamela, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele have all had to go under the knife with their respective injury problems.
Lamela has been out of action since October with a hip injury while Rose has been rehabilitating from surgery on his knee.
Dembele underwent an operation on his left foot ahead of Spurs’ end-of-season friendly clash with FC Kitchee in Hong Kong in May.
Son is one of many players to have enjoyed a blistering campaign with Tottenham, where he scored 21 goals and supplied ten assists in 47 appearances across all competitions.
Most of his game time saw him deployed on the left wing, but he was also drafted in to play as a lone striker in the absence of Harry Kane.
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