The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper isn’t on track to be back in January.
Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Jesus Perez has revealed that Hugo Lloris will be out for longer than expected.
The French goalkeeper has been absent since suffering an elbow injury in Spurs’ 3-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on October 5.
It was originally reported that Tottenham would be without their captain until January.
But Perez, speaking to The Guardian, says that it’ll ‘take a little bit longer’.
He said: “They needed to repair some things in his elbow and that’s why it may take a little bit longer.”
That isn’t good news for Tottenham, but they do, at least, seem to have an able deputy in the form of Paulo Gazzaniga.
The Argentine goalkeeper had arguably the best performance of his career in the North Londoners’ 2-1 defeat by Liverpool last month.
And if he maintains a similar standard over the coming months then it won’t matter when Lloris is back because Mauricio Pochettino simply can’t bench Gazzaniga, if he keeps this up.
Gazzaniga, who joined from Southampton in 2017, has barely had a look-in at Tottenham since joining, but this might be his time to shine.