Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has revealed he is hoping to make his return from a dislocated elbow in January.
The Frenchman was stretchered off early on during Spurs' 3-0 defeat at Brighton on 5 October, having landed awkwardly as he gifted the Seagulls an opener at the Amex Stadium. After fumbling a cross from out wide, the goalkeeper desperately tried to claw the back away from the goal-line, inadvertently setting up Neal Maupay for a simple finish.
Lloris' form has been called into question on a number of occasions since the start of the 2018/19 campaign. He made another howler as the Lilywhites downed Southampton 2-1 a week before their humbling at Brighton.
Despite his inconsistency in recent years, Spurs fans will be pleased to hear his recovery is going well, the skipper stating (as quoted by the Daily Mail): "
"Whether it's the beginning, the middle or the end, I don't know. In any case, I'll take time to make sure I'm well healed and that I can come back in top form."
The injury has clearly failed to dampen Lloris' mood, with the World Cup winner explaining: "
"I'm using this period to spend time with my family and my children.