Tottenham have released a statement confirming that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has undergone surgery on his elbow.

The World Cup-winning captain suffered a dislocated elbow in a Premier League game against Brighton in early October, landing awkwardly after dropping a cross just a few minutes into the match.

Brighton scored from that mistake and went on to win 3-0, but the longer-term impact of the moment was that Lloris faced an extended period on the sidelines.

Spurs initially released a statement saying that there was ligament damage as well as the dislocation, but that no surgery would be required – but on Thursday a second message confirmed that he had indeed necessitated an operation on the injury.