Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris emerged with an injury problem during the build-up to the North London derby at Arsenal next month.
Lloris impressed during the 6-2 win over Leicester on Saturdaymaking a crucial save to deny Patson Daka in the second half which prevented the visitors from leveling at 3-3.
The 35-year-old goalkeeper joined the France squad on Monday ahead of Nations League matches with Austria and Denmark this week, but has since left the Clairefontaine camp. He has been diagnosed with a right thigh injury, which will affect Spurs manager Antonio Conte, with a move to Arsenal on the horizon for October 1.
“Arrived Monday morning at the Clairefontaine National Football Center, Hugo Lloris consulted Dr Franck Le Gall,” said a press release from the French Football Federation. “A minor right thigh injury has been diagnosed for the Tottenham goalkeeper.
“He is therefore unavailable for the two matches against Austria on Thursday at the Stade de France and in Denmark on Sunday.
Lloris is the second Tottenham player to retire from international duty after Ben Davies was forced out of the Wales squad with a knee injury. He also faces a race against time to be fit to face Arsenal.