Blow for Tottenham as trio set to miss start of season

Rob McCarthy

Tottenham have suffered a triple injury setback ahead of next season, with three key players set to miss the start of the new campaign.

Erik Lamela has not featured for the club since October 2016 and is not expected to return to action until this October after undergoing surgery on both hips.

The 25-year-old, who is currently undergoing his rehabilitation in Argentina, has been tipped to leave White Hart Lane this summer but his injury issues seem certain to prevent a summer exit.

Danny Rose, meanwhile, is expected back in late August after having an operation last month on the knee injury he suffered in January.

The England star is another who has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Manchester City said to be keen on his services.

Another player who will potentially miss the start of 2017-18 is forward Son Heung-Min, who will have surgery on the fractured right arm he suffered in South Korea’s recent clash against Qatar.

Son was outstanding as Spurs finished second in the Premier League last season, netting 21 goals in all competitions and it will be a blow to Mauricio Pochettino’s men if he missing for the early stages of the new campaign.