According to The Daily Telegraph, and cited by RMC Sport, Hugo Lloris will miss up to eight weeks due to a knee injury sustained during Tottenham’s victory over Manchester City last weekend.
The injury was initially feared to be a season-ending one, but Lloris is expected to return in less than two months. The 36-year-old underwent exams that revealed damaged ligaments, but no surgery will be required. Instead, he will have to rest, and will miss the two legs against AC Milan in the round of 16 of the Champions League and the Premier League match against Chelsea, among other games for Spurs.
Lloris had recently announced his international retirement after France’s loss to Argentina in the World Cup final, and his injury opens the door for a new starting goalkeeper for the French national team. Mike Maignan is the front runner for the position if he is fully recovered, with other candidates including Alban Lafont, Alphonse Areola, Islan Meslier, and Brice Samba.
GFFN | George Boxall