TOTTENHAM have suffered another blow after the club announced Hugo Lloris will not play again this year.
The World Cup-winning goalkeeper fell awkwardly after failing to collect a cross as Spurs were beaten 3-0 at Brighton on Saturday and suffered a dislocated elbow.
After further tests, Spurs confirmed yesterday: ‘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.’ Lloris will also miss France’s matches this month.
The 32-year-old’s absence adds to the problems facing boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is under increasing pressure following a poor start to the season, which also included last week’s 7-2 mauling by Bayern Munich and talk of dressing-room unrest.