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Elbow agony rules out Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris until next year

Horror injury: Hugo Lloris PICTURE: GETTY

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.