Welp. Tottenham Hotspur announced via Twitter today that its newest signing, Korean forward Son Heung-Min, sustained an injury during Tottenham's 4-1 win over Manchester City this past weekend and is being "reviewed."
UPDATE: Heung-Min Son sustained a foot injury in a challenge during Saturday's win v Man City and has spent the past few days being reviewed— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 30, 2015
NOT GREAT, BOB. Son Heung-Min has played an important role in Tottenham's recent string of consecutive wins, scoring three goals in four matches and helping to revitalize Spurs' attack this season. He's important to the team, and any suggestion of injury, even if minor, gives me the heebie-jeebies.
Now, this tweet doesn't give us any context for the information, nor does it say how severe the injury might be. Sonny was subbed off at the 77th minute for Clinton N'Jie, but there were no indications at the time that the substitution was injury related. So right now we have no idea as to the severity of his foot problem.
That said, if it were nothing, there'd be no need for Tottenham to tweet about it. If I had to guess, and this is totally a guess, I'd say that Sonny is definitely out for the Europa League trip to Monaco tomorrow and might be a doubt for this weekend's match against Wales. The good news is that the following week is an international break, so Son could have time to recuperate and get healthy in time for Spurs' home tie against Liverpool on October 17.
UPDATE: Spurs journo Lyall Thomas has provided an update to Son's injury situation and is reporting that Sonny will be out "a few weeks.
Full story; Heung-Min Son out "for a few weeks" with foot injury, Poch tells @SkySportsNewsHQ http://t.co/INkHphim86 pic.twitter.com/U866VKde38— Lyall Thomas (@SkySportsLyall) September 30, 2015
The good news is that it appears the injury is muscle-related, i.e. we're not talking about broken bones. The bad news is that "a few weeks" implies that he might not be ready to go by the Liverpool match. This is why we can't have nice things.