Heung-Min Son will undergo surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye after picking up the injury in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Marseille on Tuesday.
The South Korea forward suffered the injury in the first half of the comeback victory in France, which ensured Spurs qualified for the Champions League knockout phase as group winners.
Spurs have given no timeframe on the 30-year-old’s return with the World Cup starting in under three weeks.
A statement issued by the club on Wednesday evening read: “We can confirm that Heung-Min Son will undergo surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye.
“The South Korea international suffered the injury during the first half of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League victory at Olympique Marseille.
“Following surgery, Son will commence rehabilitation with our medical staff and we shall update supporters further in due course.”
Spurs fixtures before the World Cup
Tottenham vs Liverpool, Premier League – Sunday November 6; kick-off 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports
Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham, Carabao Cup – Wednesday November 9; kick-off 7.45pn
Tottenham vs Leeds, Premier League – Saturday November 12; kick-off 3pm