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Tottenham rocked by Hugo Lloris injury ahead of Champions League last-16

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The victory against Manchester City came with a dear price for the Spurs.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could stay out of action for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury.

The Spurs captain sustained ligament damage in his side’s 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday. The victory saw Antonio Conte’s men edge closer toward reclaiming their top-four spot in the Premier League.

However, the Spurs will now have to play without their No.1 goalkeeper for several weeks.

According to BBC, Lloris will stay out of action for “six to eight weeks”. 

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The injury will see the Frenchman miss several crucial matches for Tottenham, including both legs of their Champions League tie against AC Milan.

Former Southampton and England star Fraser Foster will most likely stand between Tottenham’s posts from the next week. Brandon Austin and Alfie Whiteman are other goalkeepers at Conte’s disposal, but neither of them has enough senior experience.

Since joining Tottenham in the summer, Foster has made only one appearance for the Spurs. He played for Tottenham in their 2-2 draw with Brentford on Boxing Day.

Following their crucial victory over Man City, Conte’s men continue their Premier League campaign with a match against Leicester City next Saturday. The Spurs will then travel to Milan to face the Rossoneri in the Champions League three days later.