Hugo Lloris has been ruled out of Tottenham’s opener against Manchester United on the 8th August with a broken wrist picked up during pre-season.
The French keeper is set to be out for 2-3 months, which means Spurs will be without their captain for the season opener as well as a number of pre-season games including the Audi Cup where the North London side are set to play Real Madrid, and AC Milan or Bayern Munich in Germany.
Lloris returned to Hotspur Way training complex on Monday following a pre-season break. This is where he underwent tests in order to confirm the seriousness of the injury.
Tottenham confirmed the injury by saying on their website, “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.”
The French captain has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United but since signing a five year contract extension in the summer this move is looking more and more unlikely.
With Lloris ruled out, Michel Vorm is the only senior goalkeeper in the Spurs squad following the retirement of Brad Friedel. A possible move by Mauricio Pochettino, may see the Argentinian bring through youth goalkeeper Luke Mcgee as stand in number two.
Some fans have suggested Pochettino starts striker Harry Kane in goal, as seen during a Europa League fixture earlier in the 2014/15 season.
Spurs have been linked with 1. FC Köln goalkeeper Timo Horn this summer and following the injury of Hugo Lloris a move for the 22 year old could be made sooner than later.
Horn, 22, is under contract at the Bundesliga club until the summer of 2019 and is a German Under-21. He made 33 appearances during the 2014/15 season for Cologne, who finished 12th in the table.