Tottenham will be without captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for four weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury on Saturday.
The French international picked up the problem in the 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park, and will now face a significant spell on the sidelines.
Naturally, his absence will be a huge blow to Spurs as they look to make a quick start to the Premier League campaign, while Lloris will also now miss international matches against Italy and Belarus next month too.
In turn, Michel Vorm will now deputise for him at Spurs, with Mauricio Pochettino currently preparing his men for Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.
Further, Lloris will be expected to miss matches against Liverpool and Stoke City, while Spurs may well pencil him in for a return on September 18 to take on Sunderland.
Meanwhile, Vorm will be hoping to impress after featuring in just one Premier League game last season, with Pochettino now having to place his faith in him after failing to bring in another experienced shot-stopper over the summer.
After the disappointment over the way in which last season ended, the Argentine coach will bemoan the latest setback that his squad have suffered with Moussa Dembele already suspended while his side arguably also lacked a bit of spark and energy in their performance overall against Everton at the weekend.
Following further assessment of the hamstring injury sustained by Hugo, we can confirm he’s expected to be out of action for around 4 weeks.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 16, 2016