Already a relatively quiet and reserved player as it is, Hugo Lloris pretty much disappeared from the radars entirely after his injury against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Having to undergo surgery to repair it, the Tottenham captain will be out for the foreseeable future, and he was forced to miss the current international break with France.
His teammates managed to secure qualification for the 2020 Euros on Thursday evening after beating Moldova 2-1, and Lloris was present at the game, where he was supporting them in Paris at the Stade de France.
Following the game, the Tottenham goalkeeper was grabbed by M6 for a quick chat, and was asked to give the world an update on his injury.
He said, relayed by Football365 in France: “Everything is fine. There’s always uncertainties, but the plan is to be back in January. Whether it’s the start, middle or end of the month, I don’t know. Either way, I’m taking my time to heal well and come back in great health.
“I’m using this time to regroup. I’ve never been away from the pitch for this long. It’s something new, but I’m taking it positively. I’m using this time to spend some quality time with my family, my kids. I’m in good hands. We’re advancing serenely. Everything went as it should. Now it’s time for physiotherapy, strengthening and get my bearings and confidence back”.
That’s great news for Tottenham fans who might have been worried about their captain, who has, for the time being, been replaced by Paulo Gazzaniga between the sticks in London.
The Argentine has yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League, with Tottenham slowly sliding down the table in recent weeks as they currently sit 14th after 12 games.