In this dark and scary time we’re looking for all the good news we can get at the moment, and I think I found some! While there may not be football and there’s a global pandemic, light has returned to the world because Son Heung-Min is out of quarantine!
According to the Standard, Sonny stayed away from Tottenham’s training ground (though he apparently denies calling it “self-isolation”) after returning from Seoul where he had surgery to repair his broken arm. He was away from his teammates for the standard 14 days on the off chance that he displayed any symptoms of COVID-19. South Korea has one of the world’s highest coronavirus outbreaks, and was listed as a “category 3” location, although Korea has lately been doing an excellent job of “flattening the curve” of infection rates. Sonny returns to Tottenham’s training ground on Monday.
In some ways the stoppage of play is pretty good timing for Son, as he now has additional time to recuperate from his surgery, and if matches somehow resume there’s a better chance that we might now see him before the end of the season.
But never mind that, I can only imagine how badly his teammates have simply missed having his smiling face around for the past few weeks. Can we make a pact that he’s never allowed to leave us for this long again, ever?