Former Premier League goalkeeper Kasey Keller told talkSPORT show The Two Mikes, that he feels Hugo Lloris could be struggling with a wrist problem at Tottenham for an extended period of time.
Keller, commonly known for his time at Leicester, has explained that there’s no secret answer when it comes to wrist problems, urging caution as the Frenchman bids to be fit in time for the early weeks of the Premier League season.
His comments also suggest why there hasn’t been any real concrete reports suggesting a realistic timeframe for Lloris to be back in competitive first team action.
“I’m not quite sure what you’re going to do with a broken wrist to work on your goalkeeping fitness – I can’t imagine he’ll be diving one-handed everywhere to get into form,” he told talkSPORT.
“It could be a situation where he is struggling with this for a long time – Sometimes you get a shot where you have an injury and you know it’s going to hurt.”
Common sense the best approach
The best approach for Lloris and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino with regards to the Frenchman’s return must be one of common sense.
Lloris is a vital player for Tottenham and there is the very obvious temptation of getting him back into first team action as quickly as possible.
However, there is a risk that an aggressive approach to his return could keep him out of action for a longer period of time.
Whether it has an impact with regards to his future remains to be seen, but any side potentially interested in him would arguably not be put off from pushing to sign him, even though he wouldn’t be immediately available.