Tottenham have confirmed that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be out of action for the rest of 2019 after dislocating his elbow at the weekend.
The World Cup-winning goalkeeper fell awkwardly after failing to collect a cross as Spurs were beaten 3-0 at Brighton.
Lloris does not require surgery but will miss the remainder of the calendar year.
“Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday,” a Spurs statement read.
“The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our club captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.
“Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”
Spurs and France captain Lloris would have joined up with Les Bleus for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey but now misses out.
“As far as we are concerned, he obviously will not be with us for this camp, nor the next one,” said France manager Didier Deschamps.
“Processes will be put in place for his rehabilitation. We are talking several weeks, indeed several months.”