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Son Heung-min facing ten games out with broken arm and will have surgery this week in huge blow to Tottenham

TOTTENHAM have been dealt a major injury blow after Son Heung-min was ruled out for a number of weeks with a broken arm.

The Korean winger suffered the fracture during Sunday's 3-2 win over Aston Villa and the club have confirmed surgery is required.

A statement on Tuesday read: "Heung-Min Son 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 with the player expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks."

However some fear the spell out will amount to two months, The Athletic reporting the issue to be centred around Son's elbow.

The attacker suffered a blow in the first minute of Sunday's game when colliding with Ezri Konsa.

Appearing to be in pain, he was treated on the pitch and continued on for the full 90 minutes, scoring twice including a late winner.

He was also seen clutching his left elbow when interviewed by Sky at the whistle.

It is said that Son went for a scan on Monday to determine any lasting damage and recovery time is estimated to be between six and eight weeks.

Losing the 27-year-old counts as a huge blow to Spurs' bid for a top-four finish.

Son has six goals in his last five games as Tottenham put together an eight-game unbeaten streak across all competitions.

Jose Mourinho is already without Harry Kane until the final weeks of the season at the very earliest, the striker injuring his hamstring on New Year's Day.

And a huge period of fixtures begins this Wednesday with the Champions League last-16 first leg match-up versus RB Leipzig.

Chelsea, Wolves, Burnley, Manchester United, West Ham and Sheffield United are on the immediate horizon in the Premier League with Norwich also upcoming in the FA Cup fifth round.

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