Tottenham have confirmed that new signing Heung-Min Son suffered a foot injury during the 4-1 victory over Manchester City on 26 September. The 23-year-old sustained the problem following a strong challenge, although he did not appear to be struggling before being replaced by fellow summer arrival Clinton Njie in the final 13 minutes of the match.
Son has enjoyed a hugely positive start to life in the Premier League since arriving at White Hart Lane from Bayer Leverkusen in a £22m ($34.8m) deal. Although he gave a rather subdued performance in his debut against struggling Sunderland, the South Korean international offered supporters a real glimpse of his quality by notching a brace in the Europa League opener against FK Qarabag, as well as a second-half strike that secured Mauricio Pochettino's side a first home league win of the season against Crystal Palace.
Tottenham face a potentially difficult trip to Monaco next, but it seems they will have to continue their Group J campaign without Son for the time being, after tweeting: "Update: Heung-Min Son sustained a foot injury in a challenge during Saturday's win v Man City and has spent the past few days being reviewed."
News of such an injury provoked an understandably disappointed reaction and the club quickly added: "Our medical staff will monitor Son's progress during his rehabilitation in order to determine when he will be fit to return to training."
The lack of an estimated return date may cause concern, with Tottenham set to face Swansea and Liverpool in October before visiting Anderlecht and Bournemouth. Having Harry Kane back on the scoresheet in an emphatic win after his well-documented goal drought will ease fears over a lack of potency in front of goal, although Pochettino will still be eager to see Son return swiftly after his exciting recent performances.
Son joins midfielders Moussa Dembele, Alex Pritchard, Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb in the treatment room, although the latter duo could return to action at the Stade Louis II. Monaco could welcome back Joao Moutinho, meanwhile, with the former Tottenham target having missed recent games against Montpellier and Guningamp with a thigh issue. Jeremy Toulalan has also returned to first-team training.