Son Heung-min Injures Hamstring During Spurs' Match Against Arsenal

  • By Song Won-hyung

    March 16, 2021 10:28

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur suffered an injury in an away match against Arsenal on Sunday.

    Son went down grabbing his left hamstring after pulling up while sprinting to retrieve a long ball, and was replaced in the 19th minute.

    "I don't know how long [he will be out]… He's a guy that normally… recovers very, very well from any kind of injury," Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said after the game.

    Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur receives medical attention after sustaining an injury in a match against Arsenal in London on Sunday. /AP-Yonhap

    Some concerns were raised that Son's injury was inevitable, as his relentless schedule this season left him little time to rest.

    Football London said, "Before Sunday's derby, only Pierre-Emile Højbjerg [2,430] had played more Premier League minutes in the Spurs squad than Son [2,343]."

    Meanwhile, Hwang Ui-jo of FC Girondins de Bordeaux scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in an away match against Dijon FCO in France's Ligue 1 on Sunday, leading his team to a 3-1 victory.

    Hwang, who scored six goals and posted two assists last season after moving to France from Japan's J-League, has eight goals and two assists so far this season, setting a new personal record in France.

    On the national football team, head coach Paulo Bento on Monday announced his roster for a friendly match against Japan in Yokohama on March 25, which includes Son.

    But Bento said he will have to see how Son's recovery from the injury progresses before he decides whether to keep him on the roster or not.

    Hwang will not join the national team for the friendly, as he would have to quarantine himself upon returning to France.

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