Tottenham have been given an untimely injury scare after seeing ruled out of South Korea’s latest World Cup qualifier.

Son was included in South Korea’s squad for the first break of the new season and played the full 90 minutes of their 0-0 draw with Iraq last week.

The experienced forward was also due to line up against Lebanon in his country’s next Group A qualifying fixture, but he picked up a knock in training on Monday that will prevent him from featuring.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) have confirmed the news in an official statement, which reads:

“Son felt discomfort in his right calf after training yesterday.

he was undergoing a medical check, as a result of a test on a right calf muscle sprain.

“Therefore he was excluded from today’s match for player protection.”

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