Tottenham announced that Hugo Lloris has been medically cleared after suffering concussion against Everton, and insists that all relevant tests were carried out before allowing him to continue playing.
The north London club has been under fire for not substituting the France international following a collision with Romelu Lukaku, and was labeled “irresponsible and cavalier” by brain injury charity Headway.
But Spurs, which sent Lloris for a CT scan after the 0-0 draw at Goodison Park, stand by the decision to permit the 26-year-old to stay on the pitch, and are adamant that appropriate measures were taken to determine his well-being.
“The club can confirm that Hugo Lloris underwent a precautionary CT scan and was given the all-clear and travelled back to London last night,” read a statement on the club's website.
“The France goalkeeper suffered a knock to the head following a collision with Everton forward Romelu Lukaku in the closing stages of yesterday's Premier League encounter at Goodison Park and was cleared to resume playing after examination by the club's medical team.”
Tottenham's head of medical services, Wayne Diesel, added: “Once the relevant tests and assessments were carried out we were totally satisfied that he was fit to continue playing.”
Lloris is not expected to feature in Spurs' Europa League clash with Sheriff on Thursday, though he could be back in the starting XI for Sunday's match against Newcastle at White Hart Lane.