Son Heung-Min to Miss World Cup with an Eye Injury?

Son Heung-Min to Miss World Cup with an Eye Injury?

Tottenham Hotspurs and South Korea fans are going through worrying moments as their favourite talisman Son Heung-Min was helped off the pitch and taken down the tunnel after a collision during his aerial deal with Chancel Mbemba in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Marseille.

Son was obviously disappointed to come off the pitch with an injury, after the match was stopped for four minutes for him to receive medical attention. The medical staff of Tottenham Hotspurs later confirmed that the South Korea captain will be undergoing a surgery to mend a fracture around his left eye socket, prompting many to wonder if he will be playing for the World Cup as the tournament is less than three weeks from kicking off.

The South Korean star is an important component to the attacking line-up of Tottenham Hotspurs and South Korea football team, being the top scorer of last season’s Premier League and has scored 35 goals for his country. Losing him to injury would be a huge disaster for both sides as Spurs are trying to make a climb in the Premier League this season and South Korea is looking to emulate their World Cup success 20 years ago (4th Place Finish) in Qatar this year.

In light of this incident, pundit and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher blasted the authority for having the World Cup held during the middle period of a football club season. “I think it’s an absolute disgrace that the World Cup is in the position it’s in, for lots of reasons,’ They campaigned on having it in the summer, it is impossible there to have a World Cup in the summer with the temperature, it gets moved to the situation where it is now in the middle of the season. Players who spend their whole lives dreaming of playing in a World Cup and now could be [out injured]”, Carragher stated on CBS Sports.

At 30, this might be the best chance for the South Korea’s captain to have a good shot and bring upon the Asian football wave at the World Cup, but the injury could well be a big blow for both him and fans who place their hope on Asian countries to make a name in Qatar. But there is a fortunate news if you are a fan of Son Heung-Min and the South Korea football team as the team is in the last group of the World Cup and will only play their first match against fellow group mate Uruguay on 24th November 2022.

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