Hugo Lloris might miss Saturday’s upcoming match against Liverpool, but not for the reasons you’d hope. Lloris, fresh out of being sentenced to a £50,000 fine and a loss of driving privileges for 20 months for drunk driving, has not been suspended by the FA or the team, but faces a fitness test for a thigh injury.
The injury kept Lloris on the sidelines for Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Watford before the international break, and away from the French national team during international break. He is expected to face a fitness test this afternoon, so his inclusion against Liverpool is still very much an open question.
Lloris, Tottenham’s captain, kept the armband following the arrest on August 24th, and was fined two-week’s pay by the club (roughly £250,000). As of now, it appears the club will not take additional steps to punish the player.
Although we would certainly not wish injury on another player (margin of error: plus or minus one Sergio Ramos), Liverpool would probably prefer facing off against Michel Vorm in goal instead of Lloris.
Regardless, as with the case with Roberto Firmino last year, it is fair to wonder whether the clubs or the FA are doing enough to reprimand this dangerous, potentially deadly, behavior off the pitch.