Spurs' Son sidelined with arm fracture

Son Heung Min's injury is a major blow to Tottenham, who are already without striker Harry Kane.
Son Heung Min's injury is a major blow to Tottenham, who are already without striker Harry Kane.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung Min will be sidelined for several weeks after suffering a fracture to his right arm.

The injury is a major blow ahead of the English Premier League side's Champions League last-16 game against RB Leipzig on Wednesday night.

Spurs are already without striker Harry Kane, who tore his hamstring at Southampton in January.

South Korea forward Son suffered the injury early in Tottenham's 3-2 win against Aston Villa on Sunday.

He continued to play the full 90 minutes and scored twice, including the stoppage-time winner. He has scored in his past five matches for the club.

"Following surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son's rehabilitation with the player expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks," a club statement said on Tuesday.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has Brazilian Lucas Moura, 22-year-old Dutchman Steven Bergwijn, signed in January, and international Troy Parrott, 18, as his only fit forwards.

Australian Associated Press