France keeper Lloris, 26, received a blow to the head in a collision with striker Romelu Lukaku in the 78th minute of the 0-0 draw with Everton at Goodison Park. But despite appearing dazed and unsteady in television footage, he was permitted to continue to play the remainder of the game.

The scenes caused uproar, with everybody from FIFA’s chief medical officer to Luke Griggs, spokesman for head injury charity Headway, laying into Spurs for not instantly removing the player for further assessment.

Most vocal was world football’s players’ union FIFPro, who claimed that, “Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas and his staff failed to protect” Lloris in a decision labelled “unacceptable” by their medical advisor Vincent Gouttebarge.

However, yesterday Tottenham’s head of medical services, Wayne Diesel, announced that a CT scan performed on Sunday night was clear and explained that “once the relevant tests and assessments were carried out we were totally satisfied that he was fit to continue playing”.

The man at the centre of the initial assessment was Tottenham’s club doctor Mughal, who just four weeks ago received a national award at Wembley for the part he played in the ‘miraculous’ recovery of Fabrice Muamba from a heart attack on the pitch at White Hart Lane 20 months ago.

FA representatives spoke directly with Tottenham yesterday and left with “no concerns”. Similarly the Premier League were happy to let the matter rest, comfortable with the high ethical standards to which medics adhere.

Both bodies had recourse to investigate further as the governance of head injuries is referred to specifically in each of their regulations.