The Spurs goalkeeper was not risked for Sunday's 1-0 Premier League defeat to Newcastle on advice from club medics but is set to be ready for his country's World Cup play-offTottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is confident that Hugo Lloris will be fit to play for France in their World Cup play-off on Friday.
The goalkeeper suffered concussion in Spurs' 0-0 draw with Everton on November 3 and did not feature in the victory over Sheriff on Thursday or Sunday's defeat to Newcastle.
However, the Portuguese insists that it was simply a precaution not to play Lloris against the Magpies and believes that the goalkeeper will be available for selection for Friday's first-leg meeting between les Bleus and Ukraine.
"The medical department felt it was probably a bit too soon. I expect he will be able to play for France," Villas-Boas told reporters.
|13/8||The first leg of France v Ukraine is 13/8 with BetVictor to feature between 0 and 1 goals|
Asked whether the decision was right, he replied: "Yes, completely, 100 per cent," before adding that further medical tests had prompted the Frenchman's withdrawal from Sunday's match.
"It's a test they do, which they value a lot, called an impact test, so I had to stick to what they said," Villas-Boas continued.
"Nothing has come to light; he is absolutely fine. The medical department advised us not to use the player. We followed rules.
"We did everything by the book; the medical department that saved the life of a player [Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Tottenham's FA Cup tie with Bolton in 2012] deserves respect."