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Son Heung-min to have surgery on fractured arm

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Son Heung-min will undergo surgery on a fractured arm on Friday.

The 24-year-old suffered the injury during the South Korea’s 3-2 defeat Qatar in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Doha on Tuesday after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge.

It is likely to see Son miss Tottenham’s pre-season training and also the start of the new season as either the club nor the Korean Football Association (KFA) gave timeframe about how long Son will be out for.

“is to undergo surgery on his right forearm tomorrow [Friday],” read a statement on Tottenham’s official website.

“The South Korea international sustained the injury after landing on his arm during his national team’s World Cup qualifying match against Qatar in Doha on Tuesday, with further assessment and scans confirming that he has sustained a fracture.

“Son will continue to be monitored by our medical staff ahead of a return to action next season.”

The former Bayer Leverkusen forward scored 21 goals in 47 games for the north London club last season, as they finished runners-up behind Chelsea in the league.