Heung-min Son sparks concussion fears by struggling to walk off pitch after brutal collision with Chancel Mbemba – who then scores – in Tottenham’s Champions League victory over Marseille
Heung-min Son appeared to leave the field in a daze after a brutal collision during Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Marseille in the Champions League.
The Spurs forward was substituted on 29 minutes after taking Chancel Mbemba’s shoulder to the jaw when challenging for a header.
Son won the 50/50 duel but came off worse and looked in serious discomfort as he received lengthy medical attention.
The South Korean eventually rose to his feet, however, the Tottenham physios were unwilling to let him continue after concussion checks.
And fans were left concerned for the 30-year-old as he struggled to walk off the pitch and was assisted by Spurs’ medical team.
Son was replaced by midfielder Yves Bissouma as Tottenham decided to go more defensive and they were forced to come from behind to avoid going out of the Champions League.
Manager Antonio Conte was sat in the stands for the clash after being sent off in the closing stages of Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Sporting Lisbon.
The Premier League side need a draw to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League and it was ex-Newcastle man Mbemba who put Marseille in front after the Son incident.
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The Ligue 1 side dominated the first-half and Mbemba, who was sent off in the defeat at Tottenham, rose highest from a corner just before the break.
However, Clement Lenglet equalised in the second-half and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg won it with the last kick of the game to secure top spot for Tottenham.