Tottenham Hotspur will be without goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for the remainder of 2019 following his injury, according to BBC Sport.
The France international dislocated his elbow just three minutes into a disastrous 3-0 defeat against Brighton for Spurs.
Lloris tried to prevent himself from taking Pascal Gross’ cross over his own goal-line but fell awkwardly, with the Tottenham keeper handing the home side a simple opening goal.
As he fell backwards the Spurs captain tried to break the fall with his arm, inadvertently leading to his injury in unfortunate fashion.
While it has been confirmed that the injury will mean Lloris will not take part in Tottenham training until the new year, there is also a positive to come out of the story.
Despite damaging ligaments in his arm, Spurs have also confirmed that their goalkeeper will not need to undergo surgery to repair the issue.
It has been a disappointing start to the current Premier League campaign for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, as Tottenham suffered their third defeat of the season on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs are sat in ninth place after the opening eight games, falling to 13 points behind the league leaders Liverpool heading into the international break.
Lloris has been under fire prior to his injury, with his recent performances leading to questions being raised over his Tottenham future.
The France international has conceded nine goals in his seven appearances during the current campaign, as he missed their 2-1 defeat to Leicester City before lasting just three minutes of the Brighton defeat.
In Spurs’ 2-1 win over Southampton, Lloris was at fault for Danny Ings’ goal as he rolled the ball out to the striker to hand him a simple finish.
Tottenham will now turn to Paulo Gazzaniga in the absence of their captain, who has leaked four goals in his two Premier League outings this season.
The Spurs replacement goalkeeper made just three league appearances last season as he was limited to featuring in cup competitions, however a lengthy injury problem for Lloris has given the 27-year-old a chance to impress.