Tottenham: Heung-min Son will be ‘out a while’ with hamstring injury

Tottenham Hotspur, Heung-Min Son (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur, Heung-Min Son (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images) /

Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son could be “out for a while”.

Just when you thought Sunday’s result couldn’t get any worse. After a controversial penalty given by VAR cost Tottenham Hotspur all three points against Newcastle United, there’s even worse news.

Heung-Min Son was replaced by Steven Bergwijn at halftime. According to Alasdair Gold of, Spurs manager Jose Mourinho says Son has a hamstring injury and he will be “out for a while”.

That’s about the worst news Spurs fans could be given after that game.

In a congested part of the schedule, Son is such an important player for this team.

Mourinho didn’t give much information on the injury. Saying that Son could be out for a while doesn’t give much of a timeline for his return, but based on his comments, it sounds like more than just a minor hamstring strain.

Hamstring injuries can be as minor as missing a few days of training to missing months of action and needing surgery as we saw with Harry Kane last season. Let’s hope for the best and that Son just needs a few games to recover.

The result leaves Tottenham fans feeling deflated, and understandably so. Former players, analysts, and even Newcastle manager Steve Bruce have shared similar views on the VAR outcome of this game.

Tottenham don’t have time to feel sorry for themselves. Now is about recovery head of another big game in just over 48 hours time against Chelsea in the EFL Cup. There are three games on the schedule for the upcoming week.

In a time where Mourinho needs to be able to rotate his squad, losing Son to injury is awful news. We can only hope it’s not a serious injury that keeps Son out for a long time.

Mourinho didn’t sound too positive on the injury following Sunday’s game. Get well soon, Sonny!