Tottenham Hotspur may be glad that the second international break of the season is here.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men had an awful week in the lead up to the two week hiatus. A 7-2 Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich was swiftly followed by a 3-0 loss against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.
But it wasn’t just the loss against the Seagulls that will worry the Spurs manager. Goalkeeper and club captain, Hugo Lloris suffered a bad injury in the opening minutes of the match, making it likely that he will be out of action for some time.
With players now ready to jet off to represent their countries on the international stage, here is the latest injury news from N17.
The Tottenham captain is facing a long spell on the sidelines.
The France World Cup winner was at fault as Brighton opened the scoring after two minutes at the Amex Stadium, failing to deal with a cross from the left and succeeding in only palming the ball out to Neal Maupay, who nodded home from barely a yard out.
But all was not right with Lloris, who clearly landed awkwardly on his left arm and was in agony inside his own goal.
He was given oxygen on the pitch, before being stretchered off and taken to hospital and a Spurs statement reads: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.
“The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our Club Captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.
Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”
Giovani Lo Celso
Spurs were dealt a massive injury blow during the last international break with the news that summer signing Giovani Lo Celso will be out of action until November.
The midfielder picked up the injury while on international duty, with Spurs confirming last week that the player sustained a hip injury that will see him miss ‘several weeks’ of action.
The player is expected back in full training very soon.