Tottenham goalkeeper, French Hugo Lloris, injured his knee during his team’s match against Manchester City (1-0) in the local league on Sunday and will be out of action for a period ranging between 6 and 8 weeks, as the English newspaper “Daily Telegraph” announced on Wednesday. The newspaper even went so far as to consider that “initial pessimistic estimates indicate the possibility of Loris’ season ending,” but Tottenham wants to avoid his goalkeeper undergoing surgery.
Lloris, 36, underwent treatment at the end of the match against City after a joint ball with Spanish midfielder Rodri, while medical examinations revealed damage to the knee ligaments. The absence of Lloris, the captain of his country, the world champion in 2018, is considered a strong blow to Tottenham, which is in fifth place and aspires to a position that qualifies it for the Champions League next season.
And Lloris announced early this year his retirement from international football with the French national team, after he played in its ranks 145 international matches (a local record), including 121 matches as his captain (a personal record as well) after his participation in the World Cup in Qatar, where the “roosters” reached the final match and lost to Argentina penalty shootout.
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