Nuno Espirito Santo has suggested Tottenham issue an official statement on the extent of the calf injury Son Heung-min sustained during the international break.
Son sustained the injury while playing for South Korea and there are now fears that he will miss Spurs’ trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday – or worse, he could be absent from upcoming meetings with Chelsea and Arsenal.
At his Friday press conference, Nuno was asked about Son’s availability and his answer wasn’t exactly reassuring.
“Like some of our players, he came (back) with some problems,” said the Tottenham manager (via Football London). “Sonny is not doing so well, but let’s wait for the club to make the right announcement and better explain to you what kind of injury he has.”
When a club publishes a statement about an injury it’s usually a bad one – but maybe we shouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet.
Chances are Nuno is simply waiting for confirmation of the length of Son’s potential absence, which could be brief if his calf wasn’t seriously harmed.
Until then, however, Spurs fans will have to wait nervously to see if Son will be available for these huge derbies against Chelsea and Arsenal.
In the meantime, it may be the ideal time for new signing Bryan Gil to join the team and make a name for himself.