The South Korean has had his excellent start at Spurs halted by injury.
The South Korean hasn’t featured since limping off during the 4-1 win over Manchester City on September 26th, and Spurs could miss out on his services for the next six games, according to the Daily Mail.
There was some suggestion last week – in a report by the LES – that Son hoped return to training this week but his injury now appears more serious than first thought.
Mauricio Pochettino addressed the issue in a press conference yesterday and while he didn’t provide details on the type of injury, he did provide a timescale for the 23-year old’s return.
“One or two or three (weeks until his return). I think he is nearly ready to come back to start training with the group. But every injury is different and we need to assess day by day,” said the Argentine.
“His injury was in his foot but it's OK. We are happy with him. Maybe in a few weeks he will be back.”
Should he remain out for the next three weeks, Son stands to miss crucial Premier League games against Liverpool, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Arsenal along with the Europa League double-header against Anderlecht.
The North London derby comes right at the end of his predicted recovery period however, so Spurs will hope to have him back in time.
The former Bayer Leverkusen winger has become an instant fan favourite at White Hart Lane and his absence will be sorely felt in the coming weeks.