France boss suggests Lloris could miss north London derby

Date published: Friday 3rd November 2017 8:20

Didier Deschamps has suggested that Hugo Lloris faces a race to be fit for Tottenham’s north London derby meeting with Arsenal in a fortnight’s time.

Tottenham travel to Arsenal on November 18, and will hope to extend their current one-point gap over their bitter rivals.

But they may have to do so without Lloris, who injured his groin in the win over Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Lloris finished the game at Wembley after colliding with Sergio Ramos, but it is thought that the damage had already been done.

According to France boss Deschamps, Lloris has a “tear of the big adductor”, and will miss upcoming international friendlies with Wales and Germany.

The keeper is almost certain to be sidelined against Crystal Palace on Sunday, but even his inclusion against Arsenal is under threat.

Deschamps offered a hilariously exact recovery time of “15 days” – the exact amount of time from now until the Arsenal game, for Lloris.

“He has passed exams this morning, he will be absent a minimum of fifteen days,” Deschamps told L’Equipe.

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