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Malouda sidelined by knee sprain

Published: Wednesday 7 December 2005, 18.22CET
Olympique Lyonnais midfield player Florent Malouda has been sidelined until the new year after undergoing tests on a sprained knee.
Published: Wednesday 7 December 2005, 18.22CET

Malouda sidelined by knee sprain

Olympique Lyonnais midfield player Florent Malouda has been sidelined until the new year after undergoing tests on a sprained knee.

Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Florent Malouda has been sidelined until the new year after undergoing tests on a sprained knee.

'Three weeks off'
The France winger sustained the injury during last weekend's 2-0 win against Paris Saint-Germain FC. Malouda played on after receiving the knock but was eventually withdrawn a minute from time. "He will need three weeks off," said Lyon doctor Bernard Moyen.

Winter break
Malouda, who took no part in Tuesday's 2-1 UEFA Champions League victory against Rosenborg BK, is therefore ruled out for the remainder of the year. Lyon have a three-week break after their home game against LOSC Lille Métropole on 16 December. The 25-year-old has earmarked Lyon's return to action against RC Strasbourg on 4 January for his comeback.

Last updated: 07/12/05 22.52CET

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