‘My goal is to be ready for January’: Hugo Lloris targets speedy return from elbow injury and Frenchman vows to be in ‘top form’ to kick-start Tottenham’s season at start of 2020
- Hugo Lloris has been absent since dislocating his elbow away against Brighton
- Lloris is said to be making good progress after undergoing surgery on the injury
- The goalkeeper says he’s taking the positives from his time out on the sidelines
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has revealed he could return to action as early as January as he continues his recovery from a dislocated elbow.
Lloris suffered the shocking injury as he stumbled into his own net and gifted Brighton a goal in the first half of Spurs’ 3-0 defeat to Brighton back in October.
It was immediately obvious that Lloris would require a lengthy period of recovery on the sidelines as he was stretchered off the pitch, but the Frenchman says he’s making rapid progress.
Hugo Lloris (right) revealed he could return to action in January after dislocating his elbow
Lloris suffered a gruesome looking injury in the first half of Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton
‘Everything’s well,’ he said. ‘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.
‘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.
The goalkeeper is making rapid recovery from his injury and could be back at the start of 2020
‘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.’
Lloris has spent this week with his France team-mates as they prepared for Thursday’s 2-1 win over Moldova.