The full sorry picture of Hugo Lloris’ drink drive conviction became clear this week as details were relayed in court about the state of Tottenham’s goalkeeper when he was arrested.

As fans were wondering how to take that negative update, an injury slant came. Lloris was ruled out of France’s recent international friendlies, and Tottenham revealed on Thursday that he’s expected to be out for several weeks.

It’s a thigh problem, and these kind of things can’t be rushed.

However, L’Equipe disagree with the Spurs prognosis, and say the reality is ‘a little less alarmist’ than what was made public by the Premier League club.

As far as the French newspaper are concerned, Lloris hopes to resume training on Monday September 24th.

It’s not thought he’ll play against Watford in the EFL Cup, but L’Equipe expect the World Cup winner to be back against Huddersfield Town.

That’s on September 29th, so just over two weeks from now.

L’Equipe also state Tottenham won’t give information out about the injury, citing the player’s medical privacy, which would suggest the newspaper’s information has come from a French source close to the player.