Korean star Son Heung-min has fractured his right arm his club Tottenham Hotspur said on Tuesday delivering a blow to their hopes of silverware this season and qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Son suffered the injury in a robust first-minute challenge from Villa’s Ezri Konsa.
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho is already without star striker Harry Kane — sidelined since January with a torn hamstring — and as the club enters a crucial period. Midfielder Moussa Sissoko is another long-term casualty.
They host German side, Leipzig, in a Champions League Last 16 clash on Wednesday and play Chelsea in a match that could prove pivotal to the fourth and final Champions League spot.
“Heung-Min Son is to undergo surgery this week after sustaining a fracture to his right arm,” read Spurs statement.