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.
“Following surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son’s rehabilitation with the player expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks.”
Son was in a rich run of form having scored in each of the last five matches.