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Son Heung-Min suffers hamstring injury in Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Newcastle, out indefinitely


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If you thought you were upset after a garbage VAR-induced handball penalty in stoppage time resulted in Spurs dropping two points in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle today...


When Son Heung-Min was subbed off at halftime, almost everybody assumed it was for tactical reasons. Jose Mourinho is not at all averse to making those kinds of subs for purposes of fitness and rotation — he’s done it a couple of times now with Tanguy Ndombele, and Spurs have three matches to play next week.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the reason. Mourinho revealed in his post-match press conference that Sonny picked up a hamstring injury in the first half and will be out injured for an indefinite amount of time.

“It’s an injury. We’ll have him out for a while. It’s his hamstring,” said Mourinho.

Now, we don’t know the extent of the injury. Maybe it’s just a tweak. Sonny certainly didn’t look like he was hobbling any in the first half. It could be a slight sprain. It could also be something more serious. We’ll just have to wait and see.

It means, however, that Spurs will almost certainly be without its leading scorer for the three matches — the Carabao Cup match vs. Chelsea, the Europa playoff match against Maccabi Haifa, and the trip to Old Trafford at the weekend against Manchester United. And that sucks.

I hate this sport sometimes.