Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris sustained a terrible injury in the opening minutes of Spurs’ match against Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
The Frenchman failed to deal with Pascal Gross’ third-minute cross and pushed it straight into the path of Neal Maupay who nodded home from close range to give the hosts an early lead.
Lloris injured his arm while landing and had to be stretchered off after the incident. While the club confirmed that the France captain did not sustain a fracture, they did reveal that he had dislocated his elbow.
ESPN have now revealed that Lloris can expect to be out of action for around two months, or even longer. The report claimed that the Spurs goalkeeper will travel to Paris on Monday to determine the true extent of his problems before returning to London to continue his rehabilitation.
Losing Lloris for two months comes as a major blow for Mauricio Pochettino’s side who are desperately looking to turn their form around after making an extremely poor start to the season.
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While it is good news that Lloris didn’t suffer a fracture, it will still likely take the Frenchman considerable time to recover fully from a dislocated elbow. Two months is probably a conservative estimate on how long he will be out for. Lets’s hope Paulo Gazzaniga can step up to the plate and deliver in Lloris’ absence.
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