Tottenham’s Son Heung-min injures calf ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal derbies

Nuno Espirito Santo has been left sweating over the fitness of Son Heung-min after the forward sustained a calf injury whilst away with South Korea.

The Asian nation are in the middle of their World Cup qualifying campaign, facing Iraq and Lebanon over the international break.

But it's been confirmed that star man Son will miss Tuesday's clash against Lebanon and will instead return to north London to be assessed by Spurs' medical staff.

The 29-year-old played the full 90 minutes against Iraq in a 0-0 draw but the Korea Football Association has stated he has an issue with his right calf muscle.

Son is a key player for Tottenham and any spell on the sidelines would be a major blow for new boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

The South Korean has started all three Premier League matches so far under the Portuguese manager, netting twice in the process.

Spurs are currently top the table having taken maximum points from their opening three fixtures, including a 1-0 win over Champions Manchester City.

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Son was the difference-maker in that game, curling in a low effort from outside the area to seal Tottenham's first three points of the season.

But now Nuno faces an anxious wait to see if his top scorer is fit enough to play in their upcoming matches.

Spurs face a difficult period: they'll play in three London derbies against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal as well as the Carabao Cup tie with Wolves in the space of 15 days.

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