Spurs dealt blow after manager confirms player is out for the rest of the year

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Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 defeat at Brighton on Saturday was compounded by the fact that Hugo Lloris suffered a nasty injury.

The Spurs skipper had to receive oxygen inside his own goal after falling awkwardly on his arm seconds before gifting Brighton the lead in the third minute of the match at the Amex Stadium.

Spurs later confirmed that the goalkeeper had dislocated his elbow in the fall but did not offer any sort of timeframe of how long he would be sidelined for.

Lloris’ injury saw him forced to withdraw from the French national side and his manager Didier Deschamps offered an update on the 32-year-old.

Deschamps has told reporters that Lloris is not expected to play again until 2020 which will leave Paulo Gazzaniga and Alfie Whiteman as Tottenham’s remaining goalkeeping options.

He told AFP/France 24: “It is difficult to say exactly how long he will not be available,” said Deschamps as France players gathered for their next Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Iceland on Friday and Turkey three days later.

“What matters to us right now is that he will not be with us for this round of games or for the next.”

“Almost certainly, he won’t be back on the pitch in 2019,” 

Michel Vorm left the club at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract and it remains to be seen whether Mauricio Pochettino will look to bring in another keeper as cover in January.

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