In a cruel blow to Tottenham, Hugo Lloris’ injury update by Ryan Mason says he has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Although the Tottenham captain’s contract is set to expire at the end of next season, he might have played his last game as a Spurs player as there is speculation about him leaving the club in the summer.
If so, it would be an unfortunate twist of fate for one of Spurs’ longest-serving and consistent players.
So, what is Hugo Lloris’ injury and when did he sustain it? We take a look-
Hugo Lloris injury
During the 6-1 trouncing by Newcastle, in what eventually almost became Tottenham’s biggest loss in Premier League history, captain Hugo Lloris was subbed off at halftime.
It was later confirmed that Lloris couldn’t continue due to a thigh injury. Interim head coach Ryan Mason told the reporters in a recent press conference that the prognosis of the injury wasn’t positive.
He told the reporters on the eve of the clash against Crystal Palace-
“Hugo is out for the season. We had the (test) results back and it’s obviously disappointing. We kind of feared that initially.”
Fraser Forster has stepped up to be the first-choice in his absence as Spurs are on a four-game winless streak, having lost three of those.
Lloris signed a two-year contract in 2022 which ties him to the club till 2024. This injury means his 2022/23 season is over. As Tottenham are undergoing upheaval from the boardroom level to the playing squad level, Hugo Lloris’ future is also uncertain.
For a player who joined Spurs in 2012 and spent more than a decade playing at the highest level, a 6-1 loss away from home would be a cruel end to a legendary spell.
Hugo Lloris’ injury and impact on Spurs
Ryan Mason has stressed that despite his injury, Lloris has an important role to play till the end of the season. Spurs are in the middle of a crucial stretch of the season as they seek to salvage a European berth for next season.
Lloris’ dressing room presence and veteran leadership will be important for a group of players suffering from a crisis of confidence. Furthermore, Ryan Mason is also a young and inexperienced manager so Lloris’ touch of experience will be of great help.
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Spurs would probably try to convince Hugo Lloris to stay till the end of the contract and hopefully, get a proper farewell that a legend of their club deserves.