Hugo Lloris has officially returned to first-team training and Jose Mourinho believes the Tottenham captain could be ready to play again in early February.
Lloris suffered a serious elbow injury during Spurs’ 3-0 defeat to Brighton in October and was forced to undergo surgery, which ruled him out until this month. Thankfully, all has gone to plan and the Frenchman is finally training with his teammates again.
In a team news tweet on Friday, Tottenham confirmed Lloris is back in training. And later, in his Premier League press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Watford, Mourinho said he expects Lloris to be available for selection early next month (via the London Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick).
Paulo Gazzaniga has been playing between the sticks since Lloris’ injury, which also provoked Spurs to re-sign Michel Vorm, who had left the club on a free transfer in the summer.
While Gazzaniga has impressed in spells, he has been quite error-prone, most notably making a costly mistake in the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last month. That said, Lloris’ reputation has taken a hit because of multiple errors over the last two or three seasons.
In any case, Lloris should become the team’s first-choice goalkeeper again once he is fit enough to do so.