Why Heung-Min Son is missing for Tottenham and when is he expected to be back
Tottenham take on Crystal Palace
Following the international break, Spurs are first in action as they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace. Nuno Espirito Santo, newly crowned manager of the month, will be looking to extend his side’s 100% record which has seen the lilywhites at the top of the table for the international fixtures.
However, they are set to be stretched today, with a trio of players absent after international duty due to quarantine, and both Steven Bergwijn and Heung Min Son are unavailable due to injury sustained in the international break.
🤩 Your team to face @CPFC! 👇 pic.twitter.com/X1SFacibyK
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 11, 2021
On the other hand, they will be boosted by the arrival of right-back Emerson Royal and the reintegration of Tanguy Ndombele after he was thought to want out earlier in the summer, both of whom have made the trip to South London.
Tanguy Ndombele and Emerson Royal in the travelling Spurs squad today.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) September 11, 2021
When is Son expected back?
Of course, the biggest question mark for the Spurs faithful will be the fitness of Son, who has scored twice in the opening three games of the season, but sustained an injury while on international duty with South Korea, which saw him miss their tie with Lebanon.
This injury was later diagnosed as a calf strain, although the severity of it was not disclosed.
#thfc Hear Son not fit today and not expected to be for Chelsea.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) September 11, 2021
And now, as per the Evening Standard, he is expected not to be fit for the game against Chelsea next weekend either, meaning that he will miss at least three games for the lily whites, with the Europa conference league fixture sandwiched between Palace and the Blues.
With Tottenham’s failure to add a striker to their ranks this summer, how much will this hurt them?