Tottenham have confirmed that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow during their Premier League defeat to Brighton. The Spurs captain sustained the injury as he landed after dropping the ball on the goal line after only three minutes – a mistake that gave Brighton their first goal in a 3-0 win.
Tottenham have yet to confirm how long Lloris will be on the sidelines for and how long his recovery will take, but he is expected to spend a decent amount of time in the treatment room.
A club statement said: “We can confirm that Hugo Lloris sustained a dislocated elbow during today’s match against Brighton. “Our club captain was stretchered off as a result of the injury and will now return to London this evening after being assessed at a local hospital. “Assessment will continue this coming week to ascertain the full extent of the injury and the length of time he will require to undergo rehabilitation.”
The news comes as another big blow to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who had already been fearing the worst even before the news was confirmed, late on Saturday night.
Lloris required a lengthy period of treatment before the Frenchman was carried off on a stretcher with gas and air and was seen screaming in pain when going down the tunnel.
Speaking shortly after the final whistle at the Amex Stadium, the Argentinian said: “The news is not good from the hospital, but we need to wait. “Everyone saw on the pitch when he landed, it was not a good situation and the news is not so good.”
The incident preceded a horror show from Spurs, where they put in one of their worst displays under Pochettino, and a double from Aaron Connolly made it an afternoon to forget on the south coast.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.