Lloris suffered a dislocation to his left elbow after landing awkwardly while attempting to prevent Neal Maupay from nodding Brighton into an early lead in last weekend’s English Premier League fixture at the Amex.
“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,” a statement posted on the club’s official website reads.The club have since confirmed that Lloris suffered ligament damage in the incident, also stating that the player does not require surgery.
“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.”
Initial fears that Lloris had broken his arm have proved to be unfounded. He was in obvious distress after the incident and was treated on the pitch by medics for several minutes, including him being administered oxygen, causing a lengthy delay in the game.
News of the injury capped a miserable week for Spurs after they conceded seven goals at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, as well as the further three in their away loss at Brighton. Lloris’ deputy Paulo Gazzaniga will now be handed the starting slot in the Tottenham goal for the foreseeable future with the club currently sitting in ninth position in the standings after eight games.