Tottenham forward, Heung-Min Son, played no part in South Korea’s World Cup qualifying win over Lebanon on Tuesday due to a calf injury.
The Korean skipper played the full 90 minutes in the goalless draw against Iraq on Thursday but, hours before the game against Lebanon, the Korea Football Association (KFA) revealed that he had since strained his right calf.
“Heung-min felt uncomfortable in his right calf after training on the 6th [of September], and as a result of the test, he was excluded in order to protect the player,” the KFA said in a statement.
South Korea won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from Chang-Hoon Kwon shortly after the hour mark.
Nuno Espirito Santo will hope to have Son available for Spurs’ trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday, with the 29-year-old already playing a vital role for his side in the new Premier League campaign which sees Tottenham top of the table with a 100 per cent record after three matches.