Hugo Lloris has handed Tottenham Hotspur a blow early in the season.
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Spurs’ goalkeeper and captain lasted just 35 minutes of their opening Premier League game of the season as he suffered a hamstring injury against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Lloris, 29, was replaced by Michel Vorm in Spurs’ 1-1 draw.
In a brief statement on their website, Tottenham revealed the extend of the damage to their French international goalkeeper.
“Following further assessment and scans of the left hamstring injury sustained by Hugo Lloris in the 1-1 draw at Everton on Saturday, we can confirm he is expected to be out of action for around four weeks. Our captain left the field during the first half at Goodison Park and our medical team will continue to monitor his progress during his rehabilitation to determine when he will be ready to return to training.”
Losing Lloris is a blow for Spurs but Vorm has plenty of PL experience under his belt and has proved an able deputy in the past.
That said, potentially having Lloris out for their UEFA Champions League group stage opener in mid September would be a blow for Mauricio Pochettino‘s side.
Lloris’ aim will now be to make sure he’s fit enough to lead Spurs out in their first game back in the UCL since 2011.