2018 World Cup winner and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been confirmed by the club to remain on the sidelines until next year following a dislocation in his elbow during their last Premier League match before the international break.
For this injury report we teamed up with Matthew Johnson, who works as a doctor a the University of London hospital and is a lover of football predictions.
There were worries among the Spurs’ supporters as it seemed like the French goalie has broken his arm with the way he landed, which gave in to Brighton’s first goal.
Screaming in agony, Lloris was immediately given oxygen on the pitch by the medical team, who rushed in to help the player. It was later confirmed by Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino that no fracture was involved and it was just a dislocation to his elbow.
Although he will be spending a long time recovering from the injury, the France international will not going into surgery for the injury.
Tottenham Hotspur released a statement regarding the goalie, which wrote: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday, a game which was appointed as the bet of the day match.
“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.”
He was taken off the pitch during the game against Brighton by the medical team. Tottenham went on to succumb two more goals (after Lloris was carried off, with Paulo Gazzaniga replacing him) to make the score-line 3-0 resulting in a defeat at the Amex Stadium.
Lloris, who arrived at the White Hart Lane back in 2012 from Lyon, has been really formidable at the back for the club. In 2015, head coach Pochettino named Lloris as the club’s permanent captain.
He was instrumental for the club as he led them to UEFA Champions League final against League rivals Liverpool last season.