Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be sidelined for the rest of the year after suffering a dislocated elbow in a dismal defeat at Brighton on Saturday.

Hugo was screaming in pain after dropping a cross before falling backwards and landing badly as he conceded Brighton’s opening goal at the Amex.

His club made a statement on Monday “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday. The finding has 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 or our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”

This is sad news to the club after hopes of turning around a poor start this season. The club has won three of their opening 11 games in all competitions and were thrashed 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich In the Champions League last week.

Argentine stopper Paulo Gazzaniga will now assume the role of Pochettino’s first choice goalkeeper for forseeable future.

Hugo will miss Euro 2020 qualifiers for France against Iceland, Turkey, Albania and Moldova.

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