Tottenham: Son Heung-min to be ruled out until the international break, Antonio Conte says


Son Heung-min is set to be ruled out until the international break after picking up an injury in Tottenham’s Carabao Cup defeat at Chelsea, reveals Antonio Conte, in a blow to Champions League bid


Antonio Conte has revealed that Tottenham will be without Son Heung-min until after the next international break, after the forward picked up an injury at Chelsea.

Son started in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg defeat, but it has now been confirmed that he picked up a muscle injury and underwent scans.

As a result, he is now likely to be ruled out until next month, dealing a major blow to Spurs’ push for the Champions League.

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is set to be ruled out until this month’s international break

Conte shed light on the injury headache in his pre-match press conference today, ahead of his side’s FA Cup third round tie against Morecambe.   

‘It was a strange situation. Against Chelsea I made two substitutions together, Lucas Moura and Son. Not for injury, but to try to give them 15 minutes of rest, Conte said.

‘The day after Son felt a bit of pain in his muscle, in his leg and he had a scan. Now we have to make the right evaluations from the doctors. He’s an injury.

Antonio Conte revealed Son picked up an injury during Spurs' Carabao Cup defeat at Chelsea

Antonio Conte revealed Son picked up an injury during Spurs’ Carabao Cup defeat at Chelsea

‘I don’t know but probably they could stay without training session until the end of this cycle, before the international break.’ 

Talisman Son was taken off on 79 minutes at Stamford Bridge after a quiet showing. 

With Conte expecting him to be absent for the next two weeks, his player would therefore be ruled out until the next pause in top-flight action later this month.

As a result, he is set to miss crunch clashes against Arsenal and Leicester – as well as the return leg against Chelsea, with a spot at a Wembley final on the line.

Spurs travel to west London to take on the Blues again on January 23, meanwhile, another fixture Son may have to watch from the treatment table. 

More to follow. 

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