Tottenham trusts Son Heung-min is NOT at risk for coronavirus after having sent the South Korean home for surgery – just 150 miles from the two most affected areas in the country
- Son Heung-min flew home last week for an operation in Seoul on his arm
- It is an injury that Jose Mourinho fears for the rest of the season
- Sportsmail understands that Son was allowed to travel due to a similar injury in 2017
- He had inserted a record into his arm three years ago and wanted the same surgeon
Tottenham believes that Son Heung-min is not at risk of contracting coronavirus, despite the fact that he may travel to South Korea for surgery, just 150 miles from two of the country’s hardest hit areas.
The attacker flew back to his homeland last week for an operation in Seoul on his fractured right arm, an injury that Jose Mourinho fears can keep him out for the rest of the season.
Sportsmail understands that despite the spread of the virus in Asia, the decision to let Son travel has been made in view of a similar injury he sustained in 2017.
Son Heung-min is depicted as he sustained an arm wound during the match against Aston Villa
Jose Mourinho fears that his broken right arm will keep him out for the rest of this season
Son had put a metal plate in his arm three years ago after breaking his right forearm.
The 27-year-old wanted the same surgeon to perform this last operation.
Son is recovering in Korea and is coming back to England this week.
Spurs will ensure that he follows the government guidelines for those returning from affected places
Spurs will ensure that he follows the government health guidelines for travelers returning from the affected countries.
He is not obliged to spend time in isolation unless he suffers from symptoms of the virus.
The club is said to be relaxed about his visit to Asia, but he is expected to ensure that he is not infected.