Tottenham Hotspur provided an update to Son Heung-Min’s injury situation today through its official Twitter feed and on its website, and, well, it’s not good. The club announced that Sonny will have surgery on his arm after he fractured it during South Korea’s 3-2 World Cup Qualifying loss to Qatar in Doha this past week.
You want to know my reaction? Here’s my rection.
“Surgery” is a scary word made all the more scary by the prospects of Sonny being out for an extended period of time. That’s never a fun thing to go through. However, there doesn’t seem to be any suggestion that surgery will in fact extend the length of Son’s recovery. I’ve heard unconfirmed reports that an injury like Son’s can take up to eight weeks to heal, but that was before surgery, so who knows.
The good news is, of course, that it’s the offseason so Sonny will have plenty of time to heal before the new Premier League season starts in August. The other bit of good news is that an arm is not a leg or a knee, and Son can probably recover fully from this and more easily maintain his fitness.
That said, I think I speak for everyone at Cartilage Free Captain when I say: shoot international football into the sun.