Tottenham goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris suffered a knee injury against Manchester City. The former France international will miss five to seven weeks of action and the Champions League double against AC Milan.
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris won’t be back for “five to seven weeks” from a knee injury, Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach Christian Strini said on Thursday.
“We are disappointed with Hugo (Lloris) who was injured (…). He needs a good recovery and may take five to seven weeks to come back to us”, explained Stellini, who was in the gallbladder last time. Antonio Conte was temporarily replaced by an Italian technician for a week after surgery.
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Lloris was injured at the end of Sunday’s 1-0 win over Manchester City following an aerial duel with defensive midfielder Rodri. British media reported on Wednesday that scans showed ligaments were affected.
Fraser Foster to replace Hugo Lloris
Currently fifth in the Premier League, the Londoners are battling for Champions League qualification next season. They will also face AC Milan in the round of 16 in C1 without the captain, who has been with the club for more than 10 years.
In Lloris’ absence, “we have an experienced goalkeeper in Fraser Foster, who has experience in both the Premier League and the Champions League”, at Kea between 2012 and 2014. Stellaney was emphasized in the Glasgow years of the Walters.
“We still have five difficult weeks, but we have full confidence in Fraser and we are happy to play with him in the team”, insisted the Italian again.
Antonio Conte returns after gallbladder surgery
Also on Thursday, Conte was back at Tottenham’s training ground, according to photos released by the club. “He was with us on the pitch this morning. He has to take it easy now, but we’re happy to see him again (…). He’s got everyone in his arms. We’ll take the time to see See when he’s ready,” explained his assistant, sitting on the bench.