Tottenham last night revealed Hugo Lloris faces a battle to be fit for the start of the season, after returning to training with a fractured wrist.
The club confirmed via their official website that the French international will be closely monitored by their medical staff as they aim to get the goalkeeper ready for early August.
Spurs face Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening day, a daunting task already considering the Red Devils recent spending spree.
Recently retired Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel however believes Lloris' understudy Michel Vorm will be able to step up if required.
Spurs fans...not to worry, Michel is an excellent keeper and Hugo will do everything to get back quickly!— bradley h friedel (@friedel_b) July 13, 2015
Vorm signed from Swansea City a year ago, where his solid performances impressed, and in many ways it was surprising he accepted a transfer to a club where he would be number two.
He did let himself down in the FA Cup last season where his uncharacteristic errors contributed to a defeat at home to Leicester City.
Friedel clearly has confidence that was a one off for the Dutchman, and Vorm is capable of keeping Manchester United at bay if Lloris does not win his fitness battle.