​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.

Hugo Lloris,Neal Maupay

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): "Everything's well. There can always be hazards, but my goal is to be ready for January.


"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 also using the time to regenerate myself. I've never been away from the pitch for so long, so it's something new, but I'm treating it positively.

Mauricio Pochettino

"I'm using this period to spend time with my family and my children. I'm in good hands and we're moving forward calmly. Everything's been done as it should have been. Now, we have to focus on rehabilitation, strengthening, gradually gaining mobility and confidence."


Tottenham's next match is a ​Premier League fixture away to ​West Ham United on Saturday 23 November, before they resume their European campaign the following Tuesday as they welcome Olympiacos to north London.


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