October 5, 2019 / 5:39 PM / 18 days ago

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Spurs keeper Lloris in hospital after injuring arm

(Adds Lloris replaced in France squad)

Oct 5 (Reuters) - Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was taken to hospital on Saturday after injuring his arm in the third minute in the game against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex stadium.

The 32-year-old Frenchman fell heavily into his goal as he tried to prevent Neal Maupay scoring after parrying the ball into the path of the Brighton striker.

In obvious pain, Lloris was treated for six minutes by medical staff before being taken from the pitch on a stretcher while being given oxygen.

“He is in the hospital now,” said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. “There is no other news at the moment.”

Spurs went on to lose the game 3-0.

“Hugo Lloris’ injury had massive impact on the game,” Pochettino added. “It was so early in the game. To concede so early and losing our captain, it had an emotional impact on the team. We tried to find solutions, a different way to play but it was impossible. It’s a very difficult moment.”

The French federation said later on Saturday that Lloris was being replaced by Lille keeper Mike Maignan in the squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey.

Reporting by Neil Robinson; editing by Tony Lawrence and Ed Osmond

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