Jose Mourinho does not expect Son Heung-Min to play again this season after the forward fractured his arm in Tottenham’s win over Aston Villa on Sunday.
Son suffered an arm injury in the first-minute challenge with Villa’s Ezri Konsa though he managed to complete the 90 minutes and scored twice for his side.
The situation leaves Tottenham desperately in short of upfront with Harry Kane being a long term absentee with a hamstring injury.
A club statement read “Son Heung-Min is to undergo surgery this week after sustaining a fracture to his right arm. The South Korea international suffered the injury during our win against Aston Villa on Sunday.”
“Following surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son’s rehabilitation. The player will be sidelined for a number of weeks.”
Contrary to the statement, Mourinho said, “We are going to miss him. The club wrote a nice statement. If I was the one to write, I would do it differently. We miss him. The situation couldn’t be worse. That is obvious. There is nothing we can do.”
“We are going to play with the players we have available. I was worried about not having attacking options on the bench. Now I don’t have attacking options on the pitch.”
“I am not going to count on him again this season.”
Son has been deputizing as the main frontman since Kane’s injury. Now, with both players missing, Lucas Moura or untested youngster Troy Parrot may be required to step in.
“My thoughts are that Troy Parrot is not ready.” Said Mourinho though the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international could be considered for some playing time.
According to The Athletic, Son’s injury is centered around his right arm elbow. The 27-year-old has scored in his last five games at Tottenham put together an eight-game unbeaten streak across all competitions.