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Giuly out for the season

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2001, 16.28CET
AS Monaco FC midfielder Ludovic Giuly will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury that will require surgery, the club said on Wednesday.
Published: Wednesday 24 October 2001, 16.28CET

Giuly out for the season

AS Monaco FC midfielder Ludovic Giuly will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury that will require surgery, the club said on Wednesday.

AS Monaco FC midfielder Ludovic Giuly will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury that will require surgery, the club said on Wednesday.

Strained ligaments
Giuly strained ligaments in his right knee during Monaco's 2-1 defeat against En Avant Guingamp last weekend and will have an operation in Strasbourg on Saturday.

Six months to recover
The 25-year-old, who has played in every Monaco game since the season started, will need at least six months to recover if the operation is a success, team doctors said.

Deschamps comments
"It's a very bad time to lose such a player. It's a big blow for the team and for him", said coach Didier Deschamps. "Clearly we don't have someone to replace him so far and we will have to find a solution but we are not going to hire someone else."

Lens on top
The struggling principality outfit are currently 12th in the French first division standings on 12 points, ten behind leaders RC Lens after eleven games.

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