Date published: Saturday 5th October 2019 1:32
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had to be given oxygen after suffering a horrific elbow injury during their clash at Brighton on Saturday.
The goalkeeper dropped a routine Pascal Gross cross on his goalline before stumbling backwards, leaving Neal Maupay with a simple header to give Brighton the lead.
But Lloris fell awkwardly as he back-pedalled into his own net, with his left elbow twisting the wrong way as he landed.
It’s a nightmare start for Spurs on the South Coast.
Neal Maupay won’t score an easier goal. pic.twitter.com/SuUfrFJXXH
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 5, 2019
The World Cup winner visibly screamed in agony and was given oxygen on the field, leading to a lengthy as he was stretchered from the field and replaced by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea tweeted: “Lloris” with a prayer emoji.
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) October 5, 2019
The injury is the latest incident in a tough week for Tottenham, who were hammered 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the Champions League.