Injury expert Ben Dinnery has revealed that if Hugo Lloris is on schedule with his recovery, he could be back in action immediately after this month’s international break.

Lloris sustained ligament damage in Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Manchester City on February 5 and it was reported at the time that the Spurs captain was expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks (Sky Sports).

Back-up keeper Fraser Forster has been deputising for Lloris and the 34-year-old has grown in confidence with each game, having kept clean sheets against AC Milan, West Ham United, and Chelsea, and saving a late penalty in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Dinnery revealed that Lloris could be back in action following this month’s international break, which runs between March 20 and March 28.

If that is the case, it would mean that the 36-year-old would miss the clash against the Saints and would be in contention for Spurs’ trip to Goodison Park on April 3.

Dinnery told GiveMeSport about Lloris: “We’re looking at that target of the first game back after the international break. Of course, there are other influencing factors with regards to that, and some may point to the performance of Fraser Forster in goal, but certainly pushing to be included in that matchday squad for the beginning of April.

“I think that’s more than realistic; it means he’s been bang on schedule, that rehab and the recovery processes went fairly smoothly, and there hasn’t been any major setbacks up until this point. So, positive things with regards to that.”

Hugo Lloris

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Even though Forster has been in good form and Lloris did struggle earlier in the season, I believe that the 36-year-old’s return will be a boost for Spurs, particularly given the leadership that the Frenchman would bring to the side.

I would also not be surprised if Lloris has a strong finish to the season since the injury has given him some time to clear his head after an emotionally draining few months for both club and country.

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