Son Heung-min suffers finger injury after altercation with Korean teammate

South Korea and Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min recently suffered a dislocated finger in a bizarre incident during the Asian Cup. The incident occurred on the eve of South Korea's shock defeat to Jordan on Feb. 6. Despite being heavy favorites, the Koreans were beaten 2-0 by the Middle Eastern team in the semifinals of the Asian Cup.

Following a team dinner, several young players in the South Korean national team left the group to play table tennis. This, however, did not go down well with Son and other veteran players in the squad. The group got into an argument over the issue, leading to Son being involved in a physical altercation, which caused him to dislocate his finger.

One of the key Korean players involved in the altercation was Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Lee Kang-in. The 22-year-old star recently joined the French champions in a £24 million deal from Mallorca. Reports indicate that Lee attempted to punch Son during their fight, although his punch was blocked.

The surprise loss against Jordan not only dropped South Korea from the tournament but also put head coach Jurgen Klinsmann in a precarious position. South Korean officials are set to meet later this week to discuss Klinsmann's future with the team.

Despite the injury, Son quickly reported back to Spurs after the defeat to Jordan. The star forward came off the bench in the 62nd minute during a Premier League fixture against Brighton on Saturday. With the game level at 1-1, Son provided an assist to Brennan Johnson deep into stoppage time to win the game.

Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou recently spoke about the importance of Son to his squad, emphasizing that the forward is a world-class player. Going forward, Son and the rest of his Spurs teammates will face Wolves on Saturday, Feb. 17. Currently, Spurs are in fourth place in the Premier League table, just one point above Aston Villa.

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