Talk about hammer blows.
Spurs have announced today that Heung-min Son could require surgery on an elbow injury he suffered against Aston Villa, which could then keep him out for two months.
Son was injured in the early stages of their 3-2 win after a clash with Ezri Konsa, miraculously continuing and scoring twice as Spurs won it late at Villa Park.
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It’s the worst possible news for Jose Mourinho given Harry Kane is already sidelined with a hamstring problem.
According to The Athletic, Son went for a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the injury which usually keeps players out for between six and eight weeks.
Son is Spurs’ highest scoring player on Dream Team this season with 168 points, more than Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Jamie Vardy.
He features in 12.3% of teams and was a popular new transfer with the Champions League returning this week and Spurs going toe to toe with RB Leipzig.
Son has 16 goals and eight assists in all competitions this season, including that dramatic late winner on Sunday.
So at least Spurs signed a backup striker in January to compensate for their rotten injury record. Oh no, wait…
Yes it could get ugly for Mourinho with both his main goal threats now out.
Will Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn – both more natural wingers – be expected to play through the middle? Will he have to tweak his 4-2-3-1 formation which had been beginning to gel in recent weeks?
Spurs have a daunting run of fixtures coming up which will likely determine the eventual success of their season.
As well as the Champions League double header with Leipzig, they play top four rivals Chelsea and Wolves in the coming weeks.
Without Kane and now Son, how will they cope?