Tottenham blow as key player sidelined with new injury
By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes | Premier League expert with experience of breaking big stories, including exclusives like this
Hugo Lloris is set to miss up to two matches with a shoulder injury, Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Wednesday.
The Spurs goalkeeper is not in the squad that arrived in Italy ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against Fiorentina.
The France international suffered a slight knock to his shoulder right at the end of last Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Manchester City.
Pochettino said Lloris is out of the first leg of Spurs’ Europa League last-32 match against Fiorentina and possibly Sunday’s FA Cup match at home to Crystal Palace.
“Bad news – in the last action against Manchester City, Hugo got a knock on his shoulder and is out for tomorrow and maybe out for Sunday,” Pochettino told the Spurs website. “We’ll see next week if he’s available to play the second leg against Fiorentina.”
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Mauricio also confirmed that a couple of young players are among the group that travelled to Italy.
“Josh Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers are with us in the squad,” he added. “That’s very important but the squad is strong, we are in a good period and it’s important to keep that.”