Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris emerged as an injury issue ahead of Arsenal’s north London derby next month.
Lloris impressed in Saturday’s 6-2 win over Leicester by making a crucial intervention, beating Patson Daka in the second half, which prevented the visitors from a 3-3 draw.
The 35-year-old tied up with the French national team on Monday ahead of the Nations League matches against Austria and Denmark this week, but has since left Clairefontaine camp.
He has been diagnosed with a right thigh injury, which will involve Spurs boss Antonio Conte with a trip to Arsenal on the horizon on October 1.
“Arriving at the Clairefontaine National Soccer Center on Monday morning, Hugo Lloris consulted Dr. Franz Le Gall,” the French Football Association said.
“The Tottenham goalkeeper was diagnosed with a minor injury to his right thigh.
“Therefore he is unavailable in the two games against Austria on Thursday at the Stade de France and in Denmark on Sunday.”
Lloris is the second Tottenham player to retire from international service after Ben Davies was forced to retire from the Wales team following a knee injury. He’s also in a race against time to be ready to fight Arsenal.