Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris breaks wrist; hopes to make opening Premier League game

Hugo Lloris

The 27-year-old featured in two matches for France this summer.

Tottenham have confirmed on their website that goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris has broken his wrist during the "close season period."

The injury can typically see a player out for anywhere between six weeks and several months, depending on the severity of the break, and it is of course a bigger problem for a goalkeeper than an outfield player. Though Spurs didn't provide details of the damage caused, the information they provided sounded optimistic.

The club go on to say that the 27-year-old "will continue to work alongside the First Team squad to build up his fitness in a bid to be ready for the start of the season.

"Our medical team will continue to monitor his rehabilitation and progress during pre-season."

It is unsure whether Lloris broke his wrist in training on Monday, his first day back at the club after taking the summer off, or whether the injury was sustained ahead of his return and confirmed by the medical staff.

Either way, it means Michel Vorm is set to deputise for Lloris for the pre-season friendlies at the very least, with the French international working hard to be fit in time for the start of the season.

The club have limited back up to Lloris beyond the Dutch international, with Brad Friedel retiring from playing duty this summer, and a couple of youth goalkeepers leaving the club in the summer. 

Unless Spurs sign cover, 19-year-old England Under-17 goalkeeper Luke McGee will be expected to provide support in the event that Lloris fails to recover.

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