Antonio Conte confirmed on Friday that Son Heung-min has picked up a muscle injury – and admitted that he does not expect to see the South Korean back in action until February.

Son was withdrawn with ten minutes to go in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea, although Conte has confirmed that he did not make that change because of any injury concerns.

“It was a strange situation because against Chelsea, I made two substitutions together,” Conte explained in his latest press conference. “With Lucas Moura and then Son, but not for injury, the substitutions, but only to try to give them a bit of rest, 15 minutes of rest.

“Then the day after, he felt a bit of pain in his muscle, in his leg. He had a scan and now we have to make the right evaluation from the doctors.”

Conte then confirmed that he does not expect to see Son until February, after the upcoming international break scheduled for the end of January.

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