Monday, November 4th, 2013
Tottenham goalie Hugo Lloris isn’t on Twitter, but his wife is.
As debate rages on whether Tottenham were irresponsible (or not) for having allowed their French international goalie to complete the match against Everton after a nasty head collision with Romelu Lukaku’s knee, word from inside Lloris’ camp was that he keeper was fine on Sunday night.
Marine Lloris told her small band of online followers: Thank you so much for your support. Hugo is fine #badday.
Mrs. Lloris’s tweet however, has failed to simmer opinions on Tottenham’s decision to leave their keeper on the pitch at Goodinson park, with a spokesman for the brain injury charity Headway saying that Spurs showed an “irresponsible and cavalier attitude” to Lloris’s health. The chairty said:
When a player – or any individual – suffers a blow to the head that is severe enough for them to lose consciousness, it is vital they urgently seek appropriate medical attention.
A physio or doctor treating a player on the pitch simply cannot accurately gauge the severity of the damage caused to the player’s brain in such a setting as there may be delayed presentation of symptoms.
By continuing to play, the player may have caused greater damage to his brain. He should have been removed from the game immediately and taken to hospital for thorough tests and observation.
A copy of Marine Lloris’s tweet can be read below, along with a GIF of the horror incident.
Thank you so much for your support . hugo is fine #badday
— marine lloris (@marinelloris) November 3, 2013