Lloris, Foyth, Lo Celso – Latest Tottenham injury news and expected return dates
Tottenham Hotspur may be glad that the second international break of the season is here.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men had an awful week in the lead up to the two week hiatus. A 7-2 Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich was swiftly followed by a 3-0 loss against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.
But it wasn’t just the loss against the Seagulls that will worry the Spurs manager. Goalkeeper and club captain, Hugo Lloris suffered a bad injury in the opening minutes of the match, making it likely that he will be out of action for some time.
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 long 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 and a Spurs statement reads: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.
“The findings have shown that 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 under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”
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 player is expected back in full training very soon.
In their latest injury update ahead of the match against Brighton, Spurs confirmed that the midfielder is entering the later stages of rehabilitation.
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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 defender is yet to play a minute of competitive football for Spurs so far this season after suffering an ankle injury in the pre-season Audi Cup game against Bayern Munich, although he has been on the bench on a couple of occasions.
However, the 21-year-old has been called up to the Argentina squad for the international break, and before the county’s first friendly, Foyth has given an update on his condition.
“I’m happy to be back following my injury, I’m completely recovered,” he told TyC Sports (via Mundo Albiceleste ). “I rejoined the group two weeks ago.”
Foyth could make his first Spurs appearance of the season when the Premier League returns on October 19th.
Tanguy Ndombele and Son Heung-min were substituted at the Amex Stadium, but for tactical reasons rather than injury related.