The news doesn’t get any better for Tottenham Hotspur after their embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion.
Spurs Captain Hugo Lloris was injured in the opening minutes of the match as he misplayed a ball, forcing him to release an attempted catch and ultimately landing on his left arm. The replays were about as bad as injury replays get as the French international clutch his arm in agony.
ESPN FC correspondent Julien Laurens has an update on Hugo’s condition and while he somehow avoided a fracture of any bones, his elbow took the brunt of the damage:
The article has the primary details of Hugo’s time at the hospital:
The 32-year-old underwent a series[sic] of scans and tests which revealed no fracture and he is expected to leave hospital on Saturday night. While it is too early to put a date on his return, the source said Lloris can expect to be missing for up to two months, possibly more. The source added that Lloris will travel to Paris on Monday to meet the France national team doctor. He will undergo another series of tests in Paris on Monday to try and determine the extent of the problem and will then return to London to start his rehabilitation.
This is a big blow to the club. While Paulo Gazzaniga has shown he can step in when needed, it was clear losing the captain had an effect on Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino spoke about the reaction after the match:
“It was a massive impact after three minutes. It had a massive impact on the game. To concede and lose your captain is a massive impact emotionally and for the team.
”After 30 minutes it was 2-0 and we tried to find a solution but it was impossible. It’s a very difficult moment but we need to keep going.”
We’ll wait until Hugo goes through his scans to find out the full extent of the injury and how long his rehab will be. For now, Gazzaniga becomes the starting goalkeeper with Alfie Whiteman stepping in as the backup.