£100,000-a-week Tottenham injured goalkeeper will miss two months

Spurs have confirmed that club captain Hugo Lloris has undergone surgery on his left elbow after suffering a severe injury last month. The incident happened as Tottenham travelled to face Brighton, with their 3-0 defeat being overshadowed by the injury sustained by France international who had to be replaced minutes into the encounter.

As Hugo backtracked towards his own goal to keep a cross out, Hugo could only spill the ball out to prevent it from crossing the line, and his momentum sent him flying backwards.

Unfortunately, Hugo’s weight landed on his arm, and his elbow was seen to bend unnaturally as he then spent a number of minutes on the pitch receiving treatment before being taken off on a stretcher.

A month on from sustaining the injury initially, Tottenham have now confirmed in a club statement that the 32-year-old goalkeeper has had surgery on his elbow as it was advised to be the best next step by specialists.

It’s added that the French shot-stopper suffered a dislocation and ligament damage, while he’s being tipped to come back to training in the ‘early part of next year’ with the hope that Hugo doesn’t now suffer any setbacks on his road to recovery.