(Reuters) - Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was taken to hospital on Saturday after dislocating his elbow in the third minute of their Premier League 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.
“We can confirm that Hugo Lloris sustained a dislocated elbow during today’s match against Brighton,” a Tottenham statement said later on Saturday.
“Our club captain was stretchered off as a result of the injury and will now return to London this evening after being assessed at a local hospital.
“Assessment will continue this coming week to ascertain the full extent of the injury and the length of time he will require to undergo rehabilitation.
Spurs went on to lose the game 3-0.
“Hugo Lloris’s injury had a massive impact on the game,” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “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.”
Lloris had been named in the French squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey this month. The French soccer federation said he would be replaced by Lille keeper Mike Maignan.
Reporting by Neil Robinson; editing by Tony Lawrence and Clare Fallon