After Alderweireld Tottenham handed another huge injury blow ahead of Palace clash - report
By Guy Giles
Tottenham Hotspur will be forced to assess the fitness of captain Hugo Lloris after the goalkeeper was injured in a collision with Sergio Ramos during Spurs’ 3-1 win in the Champions League, according to a report.
The Standard report that Lloris will be assessed before Sunday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Wembley.
The news comes after worrying indications on the injury suffered by defensive stalwart Toby Alderweireld, who limped off during the first half of the match with a calf injury.
The double injury blow could mean that Spurs are without two of their star men for the visit of Palace, as the North Londoners look to get their title challenge back on track after a 1-0 loss to Manchester United last time out.
Lloris did manage to come through the whole 90 minutes against Los Blancos despite at one point indicating he would need to be replaced, and Spurs will hope that their captain recovers in time for the Palace clash.
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While Lloris’ injury does not seem to be serious, Alderweireld confirmed that he may be set for a spell on the sidelines with his issue, and Spurs may have to cope without the Belgian when they travel to rivals Arsenal on November 18th.
Alderweireld, like Lloris, has played every minute of Spurs’ Premier League campaign so far, and the centre-back has firmly established himself as one of the best defenders in the country as he enters his third season for Tottenham.
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