Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Ryan Mason has confirmed that Hugo Lloris has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
The 36-year-old was substituted by Fraser Forster at half-time of Spurs’ 6-1 loss at Newcastle United.
It later emerged that the experienced keeper had sustained a thigh injury and will miss the final four games of the campaign.
“Hugo is out for the season,” said interim boss Mason (as per BBC Sport). “We have now had the results back. We did fear that.”
With his current contract set to expire in 2024, Lloris may have played his final game for Tottenham last month at St James’ Park.
Spurs will likely look to sign a new goalkeeper this summer, which could prompt him to look for a new club.
The France international has been at Spurs since 2012 and has made 447 senior appearances for the club.
Injuries are a big problem for Spurs
The Lilywhites have endured a disappointing 2022-23 campaign and are almost certain to miss out on Champions League qualification.
With just four games remaining, Mason’s side will now look to finish as high as possible.
However, injuries are one of their biggest problems as they aim to salvage something this season.
Spurs also have Emerson Royal, Ryan Sessegnon, Yves Bissouma and Rodrigo Bentancur on the sidelines with injury issues.
Olivier Skipp could also be unavailable against Crystal Palace after Diogo Jota’s over-zealous challenge last weekend.
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