By Danny Wright
Tottenham have confirmed that Son Heung-min has returned to light training after he suffered a broken arm while on international duty with South Korea in June.
Yonhap News originally reported that the 25-year-old was set to miss four weeks of action, however after undergoing surgery he has only just joined up with the rest of the Spurs squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign which kicks off next week.
Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter account on Thursday that Son had took part in “light, non-contact training” with the rest of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad as their preparations gear up with a trip to Newcastle just around the corner.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 3, 2017
Son suffered his broken arm when he landed awkwardly in the 30th minute of South Korea’s surprise 3-2 World Cup qualifier loss to Qatar in June.
He has missed the entirety of Spurs’ pre-season plans while he recovered, however Thursday’s official update will no doubt prove to be a major boost for Pochettino and his men ahead of the start of a new season.
The 51-times South Korea international was in top form for Tottenham last season when he scored 21 goals and supplied 10 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions.
He emerged as Pochettino’s back-up striker for a good period of the season while Harry Kane was sidelined through injury thanks to Vincent Janssen’s inability to find the net on a regular basis.