Tottenham have had a week that they’ll be glad is over.
A 7-2 Champions League defeat at the hands of German giants Bayern Munich on Tuesday was followed by a 3-0 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League, with Seagulls’ youngster Aaron Connolly grabbing a brace on his full debut in the league.
To make things worse, goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris suffered a nasty looking injury following his mistake that led to Brighton’s early opening goal. Lloris had to be stretched off the field and given oxygen after falling awkwardly on his elbow.
The goalkeeper will be out of action for sometime, but Spurs’ injury list has been getting smaller over the last few weeks.
With players now ready to jet off to represent their countries on the international stage, here is the latest injury news from N17.
The Tottenham captain is facing a spell on the sidelines.
The France World Cup winner was at fault as Brighton opened the scoring after two minutes at the Amex Stadium, failing to deal with a cross from the left and succeeding in only palming the ball out to Neal Maupay, who nodded home from barely a yard out.
But all was not right with Lloris, who clearly landed awkwardly on his left arm and was in agony inside his own goal.
He was given oxygen on the pitch, before being stretchered off and taken to hospital.
A Spurs statement read: “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.”
Giovani Lo Celso
Spurs were dealt a massive injury blow during the last international break with the news that summer signing Giovani Lo Celso will be out of action until November.
The midfielder picked up the injury while on international duty, with Spurs confirming last week that the player sustained a hip injury that will see him miss ‘several weeks’ of action.
The England U21 international missed the start of the season thanks to an hamstring injury picked up while on international duty during the summer.
The teenager seemed to be getting closer to making his debut after joining in with first team training last week, however, the defender has suffered an injury set back, with Spurs confirming that they are now monitoring his progress while continuing his rehabilitation.
There is currently no specified date for when the former Fulham man could eventually make his Spurs debut.
The club have confirmed that the left sided player is entering the later stages of rehabilitation.
The player is expected back in full training at the end of next month.
In their latest injury update ahead of the match against Brighton, Spurs have confirmed that the midfielder is entering the later stages of rehabilitation.