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Vertonghen, Lamela, Ndombele and Lloris – Latest Spurs injury news and expected return dates

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a massive injury boost.

This is fantastic news for Mauricio Pochettino, whose side go into the November international break closer to the relegation places than the top four in the Premier League.

Spurs dropped points once again at the weekend as they failed to hold on to a lead against Sheffield United to draw 1-1, with the Blades continuing their impressive start to the season.

Tottenham players will now be jetting off around the world to represent their national teams, but back at Enfield preparations will already be underway for the Premier League match against West Ham United a week on Saturday.

Pochettino will be hoping that he will have a fully fit squad to choose from for that match.

So here’s the latest injury news from Tottenham.

Hugo Lloris

The Tottenham captain is currently on the sidelines with a dislocated elbow, and is not expected back until the new year.

The Frenchman sustained the injury in the recent defeat against Brighton at the Amex Stadium, with Lloris failing to deal with a cross from the left and succeeding in only palming the ball out to Neal Maupay, who nodded home from barely a yard out inside the first two minutes.

But Lloris clearly landed awkwardly on his left arm and was in agony inside his own goal.

Medical staff attend to Hugo Lloris of Tottenham after an injury leading to the opening goal for Brighton.

He was given oxygen on the pitch, before being stretchered off and taken to hospital. Spurs have since revealed that the club captain has now undergone surgery on his injured left elbow.

The club statement reads: “Following further clinical testing and examination, Hugo Lloris has now undergone surgery on his left elbow.

“The France goalkeeper dislocated his elbow and sustained ligament damage during our Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion last month.

“Surgery was advised after further reviews by specialists found the elbow remained unstable.

“Our club captain remains on course to return to training in the early part of next year.”

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Erik Lamela

The Argentine missed out on Tottenham’s last two Premier League trips to Liverpool.

And his injury came at the worst possible time.

Lamela had impressed in the 5-0 win against Red Star Belgrade last month with two assists and a goal as Spurs got back to winning ways in the Champions League.

Erik Lamela in Champions League action

However, a thigh injury picked up in training at Hotspur Way on Saturday caused him to miss the 2-1 loss at Anfield. The midfielder then missed the 1-1 draw with Everton and was also left out of the squad for the Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade

Lamela was not deemed fit enough to make the squad vs Sheffield United.

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Jan Vertonghen

Another player who missed the last two matches through injury

The defender had an hamstring problem, meaning that Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez retained their places in the centre of defence for the trip to Liverpool, while Eric Dier was preferred against Red Star.

Vertonghen was another player who was not fit enough to be named in the squad vs the Blades.

Jan Vertonghen during the defeat at Leicester City

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Tanguy Ndombele

The midfielder was named in the starting lineup for the match against Sheffield United, but was taken off at half time with a groin problem.

After the match, Mauricio Pochettino gave an an update on the Frenchman.

“We need to assess him now. I don’t know anything at this moment. He felt pain in his groin but I don’t know if that was before or during the game it happened,” he said.

Tanguy Ndombele in action for Spurs against Red Star Belgrade (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images)

“Yes, a strange situation because my feeling was that he wasn’t comfortable on the pitch but he said was ok during the game. Then in the end we arrived at half-time and the doctor said to me that we needed to change because he can’t continue in the game.”

However, the injury is not too serious and Ndombele is expected to feature for France this week.

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Serge Aurier and Dele Alli were both also withdrawn in the second half vs Sheffield United, but for tactical reasons rather than injury.

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