Lloris out for rest of 2019, expected to return in January

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One of these days, something good will happen to Tottenham Hotspur. Today, however, is not that day.

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Two days after suffering an embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to Brighton & Hove Albion — a game in which Hugo Lloris was subbed off after dislocating his elbow in the 3rd minute — it was confirmed that Tottenham’s captain will miss the remainder of 2019 before returning to action sometime in January.

Lloris’ injury won’t require surgery, but the rehabilitation period for such an injury is lengthy and extensive. Paulo Gazzaniga will serve as the starting goalkeeper in Lloris’ absence. The club released the followings statement:

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.”

Spurs sit 9th in the Premier League, with just 11 points after eight games. They have just one point from their first two Champions League games, having drawn Olympiacos 2-2 after leading 2-0 and lost to Bayern Munich to the tune of 7-2.