Hugo Lloris still a doubt for Tottenham opener at Manchester United

Hugo Lloris

The France goalkeeper fractured his wrist three weeks ago and is struggling to get fit ahead of the new Premier League season.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is a still a major doubt for the club’s season opener against Manchester United, reports Sky Sports.

The French goalkeeper fractured his wrist in pre-season almost three weeks ago but has been a part of the club’s training before the season opener in the hope he may be fit.

However, he has only been involved in some parts of the pre-season training so far and will face a race to be fit for Saturday’s Premier League opener at Old Trafford.

Should he fail what is likely to be a late fitness test before that game, Mauricio Pochettino is likely to go with second choice keeper’ Michel Vorm as Lloris’ deputy, according to the Sky Sports report.

The news will come as a blow to Spurs, who would have been hopeful that Lloris could make a quick recovery from injury to make the opening weekend.

Given they have been handed such a tricky opening game away at Old Trafford, Maurico Pochettino would have been hoping to have a fully fit squad available to him, with Lloris a major loss should he fail to prove his fitness.

While Vorm is an able deputy, he has looked shaky in his appearances for Spurs so far and Pochettino would naturally prefer to have his number one available to him. 

A bigger concern though, will be keeping the Dutchman fit before Saturday, with the club currently only having 19-year-old Luke McGee as back up should he also get injured. Spurs fans will be praying that doesn’t happen.

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