Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris to hand Jose Mourinho huge boost by returning to full training after suffering serious elbow injury in October
- Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is on the verge of returning to full training
- The club captain has been out after suffering a nasty elbow injury in October
- Lloris has returned to light training but could be in full training within 10 days
- Harry Kane is out injured with a hamstring issue so Lloris returning is a boost
Hugo Lloris is set to hand Tottenham a key boost by returning to full training.
The Spurs captain has been missing since sustaining a serious elbow injury in the 3-0 loss to Brighton in October.
But the France international goalkeeper has returned to light training back at the club’s Enfield HQ.
Hugo Lloris is set to hand Tottenham a key boost by returning to full training within 10 days
If all goes according to plan, Lloris is expected to resume full training within 10 days – news which will come as a huge boost to manager Jose Mourinho.
Lloris hopes to be in contention to return to first-team action by the end of January or start of February at the latest.
The 33-year-old has been working closely with the club’s recently appointed goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos and has already started ball work and contact drills as he prepares to rejoin senior training.
Paulo Gazzaniga has deputised for Lloris in his absence but the World Cup winner’s impending return will come as a significant lift ahead of the business end of the season.
Tottenham are in the midst of a injury crisis: Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Danny Rose, Tanguy Ndombele and Ben Davies all currently on the treatment on the table.
The Tottenham captain suffered a horrific elbow injury against Brighton back in October
Lloris made a mistake when he dropped a cross from Pascal Gross three minutes into the game
So Lloris’ return to fitness comes at a timely juncture, particularly with the resumption of the Champions League approaching.
Spurs’ worrying injury problems have forced the club to rethink their approach to the January transfer window.
Mourinho originally targeted a new full-back this month, but the injuries to Kane, Ndombele and Sissoko in particular mean Spurs are also in the market for a new centre forward and midfielder.
Meanwhile, former boss Harry Redknapp fears Tottenham’s current inconsistencies will continue.
After Harry Kane was sidelined through injury, Jose Mourinho will be happy to have Lloris back
Following an initial improvement immediately after Mourinho’s arrival, Spurs are without a win in their last three games ahead of Saturday’s visit of champions-elect Liverpool.
‘Tottenham, they’re just going through a funny little, well quite a long, spell when you look at it,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.
‘The last 25 games with Poch in charge, they were going along so well and then…