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Tottenham star could be ruled out of the World Cup

Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son could miss the World Cup as he needs surgery on a fractured eye socket.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward suffered the injury in the Champions League victory over Marseille on Tuesday.

He will undergo surgery to stabilise the fracture, putting his hopes of playing for South Korea at the World Cup in serious doubt.

“We can confirm that Heung-min Son will undergo surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye,” Tottenham confirmed on their official website.

“The South Korea international suffered the injury during the first half of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League victory at Olympique Marseille.

“Following surgery, Son will commence rehabilitation with our medical staff and we shall update supporters further in due course.”

Son suffered the injury in a nasty collision with Marseille goalscorer Chancel Mbemba in the first half and he was unable to continue.

The 30-year-old has scored five goals in all competitions this season and is an integral part of Tottenham’s attacking options.

He was a certain starter for South Korea’s opening World Cup game against Uruguay on November 24, but his participation is now in serious doubt.

South Korea, who also face Ghana and Portugal in the group phase, are scheduled to announce their squad for Qatar 2022 on November 13.

The news is also a significant blow for Tottenham, who are already without Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski for the Premier League clash with Liverpool this weekend.

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