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Spurs confirm Lloris injury a dislocated elbow

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Wembley Stadium on November 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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Hugo Lloris is going to be out a while.

The scary third minute injury suffered by the Spurs goalkeeper in Saturday’s defeat at Brighton saw Lloris stretchered off the pitch after treatment with an oxygen match.

[ RECAP: Brighton 3-0 Spurs ]

That sort of pain will happen when you dislocate an elbow.

Paulo Gazzaniga replaced Lloris, and allowed the other two goals in a 3-0 loss.

The 32-year-old Lloris missed four matches early last season with a thigh injury and a fifth later in the campaign. The total was the fewest since he took the full-time job at White Hart Lane in 2012/13.

Spurs went 2W-2L in that stretch, allowing five goals and keeping one clean sheet with Gazzaniga.

Lloris hasn’t been up to his usual standards the past two seasons, but has still been above average. Gazzaniga hasn’t disappointed, though, and should seize a chance which will likely last well over a month.

Spurs face Liverpool on Oct. 27 and have two Champions League matches with Red Star Belgrade over an otherwise tame schedule through the November international break.

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