Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has suffered a fractured wrist and might miss the beginning of the 2015-16 season, according to a statement released by the Premier League club. The club neither specified which wrist the French International injured, nor disclosed how the Frenchman sustained the injury.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “The Club can confirm that Hugo Lloris has sustained a fractured wrist during the close season period. The France goalkeeper will continue to work alongside the first team squad to build up his fitness in a bid to be ready for the start of the season. Our medical team will continue to monitor his rehabilitation and progress during pre-season.”
Since leaving Lyon’s Stade De Gerland for White Hart Lane in 2012, the French international has been an undisputed starter for his club. His outstanding form has led to him being linked with Manchester United in the recent past, despite signing a five-year-extension to his contract last summer.
The 28-year-old made 35 appearances in the league for Tottenham during the 2014-15 campaign, leading Tottenham to a fifth place finish in the league. He also played a key role in Tottenham’s progress to the Capital One Cup Final, where they lost to Chelsea 2-0 in the final.
Friedel tells Spurs fans not to worry
Hugo Lloris has a race against time to ensure he is fit for the opening fixture of the season, which sees the Spurs take on Manchester United on August 8.
With Brad Friedel recently retiring from football, Tottenham have only one backup option, in the form of Michel Vorm. The ex-Tottenham keeper Friedel seemed optimistic about Lloris’ injury and the capability of his understudy, and decided to share his views on twitter.
Spurs fans...not to worry, Michel is an excellent keeper and Hugo will do everything to get back quickly!— bradley h friedel (@friedel_b) July 13, 2015
The Dutchman Vorm was signed on a three-year contract for a fee of £3.5million to compete with Hugo, and moved to the White Hart Lane last summer after three seasons at Swansea City. He was mostly benched during his first season, making only four league appearances and a few cup appearances. Despite doing reasonably well, he never looked like usurping Lloris from the lineup, and his worst moment last season came in the FA Cup, when he made a few uncharacteristic errors to hand Leicester City an away win.Published 14 Jul 2015, 17:19 IST