Hugo Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow during Tottenham’s defeat to Brighton on Saturday, the club have confirmed.
Spurs were thumped 3-0 at the Amex as their woeful week continued and got off to a horrific start as their captain sustained a serious injury after committing a howler that left them 1-0 down after just three minutes.
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The Tottenham statement read: “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.”
Lloris bent his arm back gruesomely as he fell[/caption]
While a dislocated elbow is still a serious issue that will keep Lloris out for a period, the blow could have been significantly worse.
Speaking to talkSPORT earlier in the day, manager Mauricio Pochettino feared things would be more serious and said: “The news after [the] game wasn’t good.
“Of course, it’s not good news. I think he has suffered a big issue.”
Paulo Gazzaniga is Spurs’ second choice and he replaced Lloris on Saturday.