2022 World Cup: Son Heung-Min Undergoes Successful Eye Surgery

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Tottenham and South Korea international Son Heung-Min has been handed a major boost ahead of the World Cup after undergoing successful eye surgery.

Son Heung-Min
Son receives a boost to World cup hopes after successful eye surgery

Son Heung-Min picked up an injury in a crush Champions League tie against Olympique Marseille in France.

Despite securing a 2-1 win, Son Heung-Min sustained a fractured eye socket after a crash with a Marseille player and has to be subbed off in the game.

While competing for a header against Chancel Mbemba, Son was outleaped and saw his face brutally clash with the former Newcastle man’s shoulder.

He was then forced off amid fears of a concussion, before it was later revealed he would need surgery.

And according to the Telegraph, the South Korean’s surgery was a success.

The outlook for him is said to be positive, and he is now expected to be able to play some part in his nation’s World Cup campaign.

The Tottenham ace has underwent a procedure earlier this week in order to stabilize the injury.

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However, the bad news is that he is unlikely to feature for Spurs again before the World Cup.

It means Antonio Conte has been left with Harry Kane and a just healed Dejan Kulusevski for the North Londoners’ Premier League clash against Liverpool.

Son Heung-Min

Son Heung-Min

Son Heung-min, born 8 July 1992, is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the South Korean national team.

Son Heung Min is considered as one of the best forwards in the world and one of the greatest Asian footballers of all time.

He is known for his explosive speed, finishing, two-footedness and ability to link play.

Born in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Son relocated to Germany to join Hamburger SV at 16, making his debut in the Bundesliga in 2010.

In 2013, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen for a club record €10 million before signing for Tottenham for £22 million two years later, becoming the most expensive Asian player in history.

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While at Tottenham, Son became the top Asian goalscorer in both Premier League and Champions League history, surpassing Cha Bum-kun’s record for most goals scored by a Korean player in European competition.

He became the second Asian in history to reach and start a UEFA Champions League final after compatriot Park Ji-sung.

In the 2021–22 season, he won, shared alongside Mohamed Salah, the Premier League Golden Boot award with 23 goals, becoming the first Asian player to win it.

Son made his international debut in 2010 and has represented South Korea at the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups and is his country’s joint top scorer at World Cups, tied with Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan on three goals.

Son also represented South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games, where the team won gold and 2011, 2015, and 2019 editions of the AFC Asian Cup. Korea was the runner-up in 2015

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