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Ruptured ligament rules out Marseille's Diawara

Published: Sunday 25 March 2012, 17.15CET
Olympique de Marseille centre-back Souleymane Diawara is set to miss his team's quarter-final against FC Bayern München after sustaining a ruptured cruciate ligament on Saturday.
Ruptured ligament rules out Marseille's Diawara
Marseille will have to make do without Souleymane Diawara against Bayern ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 25 March 2012, 17.15CET

Ruptured ligament rules out Marseille's Diawara

Olympique de Marseille centre-back Souleymane Diawara is set to miss his team's quarter-final against FC Bayern München after sustaining a ruptured cruciate ligament on Saturday.

Olympique de Marseille's Souleymane Diawara will miss his side's UEFA Champions League quarter-final against FC Bayern München because of a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Diawara was forced off just seven minutes into Marseille's 1-1 draw against OGC Nice on Saturday. Subsequent checks from OM's medical staff revealed a "serious [right] knee strain with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament", meaning the Senegal centre-back is set for a lengthy absence. No further details were given by the club, though Diawara is likely to undergo surgery in the coming days.

Marseille host Bayern at the Stade Vélodrome on Wednesday, with the second leg of their last-eight tie taking place in Munich on Tuesday week.

Last updated: 26/03/12 0.44CET

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