France : Ligue 1 injured & suspended list (with statistics)
|29.4||Abdel El Kaoutari||D||14||0-0|
|17.2||Marko Basa||D||21||1-0||29.4 ?+|
|12.8||Pape Abdou Paye||D||0||0-0|
|15.4||Benoit Assou-Ekotto||D||16||0-1||29.4 s|
|31.3||Tobias Badila||D||21||1-0||29.4 ?+|
|31.3||Mounir Obbadi||M||10||0-0||30.4 ?+|
|15.4||Hatem Ben Arfa||M||23||0-1|
The list includes both injured and suspended players. The columns are, respectively:
- date when the player was placed on the list
- player name
- player position
- number of games played
- number of goals - number of assists
- status for the day
- ?+ : likely to play
- ? : status uncertain
- ?- : unlikely to play
- - : will not play
- s : suspended
Enyeama ruled out for the season
Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. The 34-year old was injured in Lille's 0-2 defeat to Rennes on April 15. "Vincent Enyeama will be having surgery next week and he will not be able to play (again) until the end of the season," interim manager Franck Passi said. "This is because the period for recovery will be for about three weeks or upwards."
Pastore to miss Coupe de France semifinal
Playmaker Javier Pastore came off with a minor injury nine minutes from the end of PSG's 2-0 win over Montpellier last Saturday and he will now miss Wednesday's Coupe de France semifinal against Monaco and Sunday's Ligue 1 clash away at Nice.
Also, left back Layvin Kurzawa will definitely miss out against Monaco and Thomas Meunier's ankle injury makes it likely that Serge Aurier will continue to start at right back.
Lyon's Europa hopes hit by injury to Lacazette
Lyon's hopes of winning the Europa League have been hit by an injury to top scorer Alexandre Lacazette. The 25-tear-old scored his 31st goal of the season on Thursday during the quarterfinal against Besiktas, which finished 2-1 to the Turkish side and 3-3 on aggregate. Lyon went through 7-6 on penalty kicks, but Lacazette went off with a leg muscle injury before extra time.
"It will be very tight for him to come back in time for the semifinal," club president Jean-Michel Aulas said. "We will do everything we can for him to be with us."
Lyon, Besiktas given suspended bans
French club Lyon and Turkey's Besiktas have been given suspended one-season bans from European competition after crowd disturbances delayed the start of last week's Europa League game. UEFA said in a statement that both clubs would be excluded from the next competition for which they qualified, with the ban being deferred for a probationary period of two years. Europe's governing body fined the clubs €100,000 each after finding them equally responsible for the incidents.
Marquinhos, Krychowiak out for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos and midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak will miss Saturday's Leagu Cup final against Monaco. Speaking at his prematch news conference, coach Unai Emery said both were unavailable after suffering knocks during the international break. With Marquinhos out, Presnel Kimpembe is expected to partner captain Thiago Silva in central defence despite not being fully fit himself.
Cyprien out for rest of season
Nice midfielder Wylan Cyprien has been ruled out for the rest of the season after being stretchered off with a serious knee injury during Friday's draw with Caen. In a statement on Saturday, Nice confirmed that tests carried out on Cyprien showed he had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. It is a huge blow for Nice, all the more so as it comes so soon after leading scorer Alassane Plea's season was ended recently by a knee injury.
Balotelli gets suspended ban for insulting referee
Nice's Mario Balotelli was handed a suspended ban on Thursday for insulting a referee in last weekend's Ligue 1 win over Lorient. The forward will be suspended for Nice's Ligue 1 encounter with Montpellier on Friday, and the Ligue de Football Professionnel said he will receive a ban for an additional game for any further incidents.
Meanwhile, Bastia received a suspended one-point deduction and partial stadium closure for three games following alleged racist abuse aimed at Balotelli during the teams' 1-1 draw on Jan. 20.
Alassane Plea out for the season
Nice's title hopes were dealt a blow last night when it was confirmed that French striker Alassane Plea would miss the rest of the season after undergoing a knee procedure. Plea suffered the injury two Sundays ago in a Ligue 1 encounter with Rennes. With Mario Balotelli suspended, Nice are very thin on attacking options. Anastasios Donis, a loanee from Juventus, and Alexy Bosetti, represent the only senior first team strikers available now.
Boschilia suffers ACL injury
Monaco are set to be without midfielder Gabriel Boschilia for a long spell after the Brazilian suffered a serious knee injury in Saturday's 5-0 win over Metz. Boschilia was stretchered off in the 68th minute after being injured in a challenge with Jonathan Rivierez. The club later confirmed that the 20-year-old had suffered a twisted right knee and had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament. He will undergo surgery in the coming days and is likely to miss the rest of the season.
Pastore ruled out
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore will miss this weekend's Ligue 1 encounter with Dijon after suffering another injury. The midfielder only recently made his comeback after a two-and-a-half-month spell on the sidelines due to a knee injury, featuring for 20 minutes in the 4-0 win over Rennes.
"At the end of training, Pastore felt a muscle problem, and so as a precaution he will not be in the squad," coach Unai Emery stated at a news conference. "He has not played for a long time. There was muscle fatigue. He will work with the physios on Saturday."
Verratti blow for PSG
Midfielder Marco Verratti will miss Paris Saint-Germain's encounter with Monaco on Sunday after sustaining a calf injury. The Italy international suffered the problem in training on Friday morning, and medical examination confirmed initial fears. Verratti, who has played in four of PSG's five competitive games since the turn of the year, will be sidelined for two weeks. The 24-year-old could miss up to five matches in total, and is scheduled to return only just before the first leg of PSG's Champions League tie with Barcelona on 14 February.
Emery hopes Draxler's injury is not serious
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has admitted the extent of Julian Draxler's injury sustained in Saturday's 2-0 win away at Nantes is unknown for now but the Spaniard hopes it is not serious. Draxler limped off in the 68th minute, moments after sitting down clutching his left calf muscle. But Emery said after the game: "I do not think it is serious. I hope it is just a knock."