Hugo Lloris head injury to be assessed before Europa League tie

• Blow to Spurs keeper sparked debate on concussion
• Condition to be determined by club on Wednesday

Hugo Lloris, the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper who sparked a furious debate over concussion in football by staying on the pitch following a head injury on Sunday, will be assessed on Wednesday to determine his availability for Thursday's Europa League tie.

The decision to allow Lloris to remain on the pitch after being knocked out in the 78th minute of his side's draw with Everton provoked strong criticism from Fifa's chief medical officer, players' unions and head injury charities.

But Spurs have argued that Lloris was assessed on the pitch by the club's highly-rated medical team and given the go ahead to continue. A precautionary CT scan after the match showed no ill effects.

The squad has a day off on Tuesday and will return to training on Wednesday, when Lloris will be assessed to decide whether he should be made available for selection for the home match with Sheriff on Thursday.

Brad Friedel, who was warming up to replace Lloris at Goodison as he received treatment on the pitch, said his team-mate was OK following the collision with the Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.

He told Sky Sports News: "He's fine, all goalkeepers have had those kind of knocks. He's fine."

The Premier League's expert group of doctors are expected to discuss the issue of concussion and head injuries at their next meeting, following a spate of incidents involving players including Lukaku, Mathieu Flamini and Andros Townsend.

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