Tottenham Hotspur give update on Hugo Lloris injury

Tottenham's Michel Vorm is substituted on for Hugo Lloris as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on

The club captain is now set to miss several matches for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Tottenham's Hugo LlorisTottenham's Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur have announced on their website that France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is set to miss the next four weeks after scans on the hamstring injury he suffered against Everton.

The Spurs skipper came off midway through the second half at Goodison Park in apparent discomfort, with the score 1-0 to the home side, meaning backup Michel Vorm took to the pitch for the remainder of the match.

The Netherlands international played a part in helping Spurs to a point by making a superb point blank save against Gerard Deulofeu just before the break.

Tottenham's Michel Vorm is substituted on for Hugo Lloris as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks onTottenham's Michel Vorm is substituted on for Hugo Lloris as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on

The injury news is a big blow for the North Londoners though, with Lloris now likely to miss a number of fixtures including the opening matche of the as yet undrawn Champions League group stages. If he is out for a month he will miss home games against Crystal Palace and Liverpool and an away trip to Stoke City. The first match day of the Champions League is set for September 13/14.

Spurs supporters will have been heartened by Vorm's confident display against the Toffees, especially considering his form filling in for Lloris in previous matches. 

But it means Mauricio Pochettino is down to youngsters Luke McGee and Tom Glover as back up to Vorm for the coming weeks.

With links to Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez coming in recent weeks (Mail), the Argentine may be tempted to urge his board to seriously considering bringing in another senior stopper in some capacity, although McGee has made the bench for Spurs in recent season.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Pau LopezPicture Supplied by Action Images - Pau Lopez

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch