Tottenham Hotspur have been hit with a major injury blow after confirming that Son Heung-Min has suffered a broken arm.
The South Korean star scored twice in the weekend win over Aston Villa, including a 94th minute winner.
But Son, who became the first Asian player to reach 50 in the Premier League, suffered an arm injury in a collision with Villa’s Ezri Konsa just 31 seconds into the encounter at Villa Park.
He subsequently required treatment both in the opening period and during the half-time break, before playing through the pain in the second half.
The 27-year-old ultimately proved to be the match-winner for Jose Mourinho’s side, but scans on the right arm have since shown a fracture just below the elbow.
As such, he will now undergo an operation that will see him sidelined for “a number of weeks.”
A club statement declared: “Heung-Min Son is to undergo surgery this week after sustaining a fracture to his right arm.
“The South Korea international suffered the injury during our win against Aston Villa on Sunday.
“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.”
Son, who has scored 16 goals in 32 games for Spurs this term, will now miss the crunch Champions League last 16 clash with RB Leipzig on Wednesday night, as well as the weekend meeting with Chelsea.
He also appears set to miss the second leg in Germany in three weeks, depending on how he responds to treatment, with early suggestions that he may struggle to feature again before the international break at the end of March.
The news adds to Mourinho’s attacking issues, with Spurs already missing talisman Harry Kane.
Son has been starting at centre-forward in the England striker’s absence, and now Mourinho is faced with either pushing Lucas Moura to the front of his attack, or handing teenager Troy Parrott his head.