Confirmed: Tottenham hit by shattering injury blow
By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is set to be out for four weeks with a hamstring injury, it has been revealed.
The club have revealed on their official Twitter account that the goalkeeper is set to miss the next month after picking up an injury in Spurs’ opening weekend 1-1 draw at Everton on Saturday.
Following further assessment of the hamstring injury sustained by Hugo, we can confirm he's expected to be out of action for around 4 weeks.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 16, 2016
The star goalkeeper was brought off 35 minutes into the Premier League opener at Goodison Park after pulling up with the hamstring problem.
Spurs’ medical staff have assessed the injury over the last 72 hours and confirmed that Lloris will miss the club’s matches against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Stoke, and faces a race against time to be fit for their 18 September home clash against Sunderland.
Lloris moved to White Hart Lane in 2012 from Lyon and the star-man played in 47 encounters for Tottenham last season in all competitions conceding just 46 goals.
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Goalkeeper Michel Vorm replaced Lloris against Everton and he managed to keep a personal clean sheet.
The 32-year-old could be set for an extended stay in Spurs’ first eleven after playing in just seven fixtures last season in all competitions conceding eight goals.
Pochettino faces a London clash against Crystal Palace in his sides next match on Saturday and the Argentine will be hoping that Lloris’ injury doesn’t cause too much damage to his side.
The former Espanyol boss will be looking to improve on his side’s third place finish last season, while he also looks to lead the club into a successful Champions League campaign.
In other Tottenham team news, Nabil Bentaleb is close to joining Lazio after they made an approach to sign him.