Tottenham star Heung-Min Son could miss World Cup due to eye injury
With the World Cup less than three weeks away, it's a race against time to see whether or not Tottenham star striker Heung-Min Son will be able to represent South Korea in Qatar. This will be a massive blow for South Korea and soccer fans as a whole.
Earlier this week in a Champions League showdown, Son battled for a ball with Marseille's Chancel Mbemba.
The two jumped at the same time going for a header, but an awkward collision resulted in Son sufferering a fractured eye socket. With South Korea opening its World Cup on Nov. 24 against Uruguay, Son indeed may not be able to suit up.
It goes without saying, but this woud be a terrible loss for South Korea. Son is inarguably one of their best players and he's been playing at a fantastic level for Spurs this season.
With his ability to finish with either his left or right foot, he's always a threat to find the back of the net. Son has undergone surgery on his injured eye. Now comes the hard part: rehabbing from his injury in hopes that he can play in the World Cup.
It's up in the air if that will happen, as Son isn't going to want to rush back too soon either. The globe would be robbed of a brilliant talent if he's not able to suit up later this month.
Fans across the world, especially in North London, are hopeful Son can play in Qatar. We'll find out soon enough if that will happen or not, as he could don a protective mask to help him get on the pitch as well.