Lloris stretchered off in agony after suffering serious injury in gifting Brighton the lead

October 5, 2019
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The France international goalkeeper suffered a suspected broken arm as he fell awkwardly into his own goal after dropping a cross from the left.

Hugo Lloris had to be stretched off in considerable pain as he suffered a serious injury to his left arm after gifting Brighton the lead in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

The Frenchman dropped what appeared a routine catch from a cross from the left, allowing Neal Maupay to nod into the empty net from right underneath the crossbar to give the hosts the lead in the game.

Lloris then fell to the ground and was clearly in significant discomfort, with the Spurs goalkeeper receiving oxygen and eventually being stretchered off, to be replaced by Paulo Gazzaniga after a lengthy delay.

BT Sport reported that Lloris was screaming as he left the field on a stretcher and that, after being given morphine, he was rushed straight to hospital for further treatment.

It remains unclear exactly what the injury is, although it would appear the France international has suffered major damage, potentially a break, to his arm after he fell and landed awkwardly following the dropped catch.

The incident and subsequent goal happened inside the first three minutes of the first half and was the fastest Brighton have found the net in their Premier League history.

Given the obvious severity of the injury, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea immediately tweeted a message of support for the Spurs captain as he posted a praying emoji.

Spurs would then go on to concede a second soon after as Aaron Connolly struck his first Premier League goal.

The Irishman, in what is just his fifth appearance in England’s top flight for Brighton, saw his first flicked effort saved by Gazzaniga, but the Argentine could only parry straight back into the path of the 19-year-old, who tapped home.

Seven minutes of stoppage time was subsequently added on at the end of the first half, with Tottenham needing to drastically improve in the second period if they’re to get anything out of the game.

A defeat would represent a dismal week for Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino, with his side having been hammered 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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