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Lyon's Toulalan to miss Benfica games

Published: Tuesday 19 October 2010, 19.11CET
Coach Claude Puel has confirmed that Jérémy Toulalan "will miss the next two weeks" after the Olympique Lyonnais midfielder suffered a relapse of his troublesome foot injury.
Lyon's Toulalan to miss Benfica games
Lyon will have to make do without Jérémy Toulalan's services for the next fortnight ©Getty Images

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Published: Tuesday 19 October 2010, 19.11CET

Lyon's Toulalan to miss Benfica games

Coach Claude Puel has confirmed that Jérémy Toulalan "will miss the next two weeks" after the Olympique Lyonnais midfielder suffered a relapse of his troublesome foot injury.

Jérémy Toulalan is unlikely to play a part in Olympique Lyonnais's UEFA Champions League home-and-away games against SL Benfica after suffering a relapse of his foot injury at the weekend.

The 27-year-old midfielder returned to Lyon's starting XI on Sunday after a ten-day lay-off, but lasted just 38 minutes in the 3-1 win against LOSC Lille Métropole before being replaced by Maxime Gonalons. Speaking ahead of Wednesday's Group B home meeting with Benfica, Les Gones coach Claude Puel confirmed that Toulalan "will miss the next two weeks".

"We knew we were risking aggravating the injury by testing him in a game," Puel added. "Now he has to recover." Toulalan, who contested every minute of Lyon's opening two matches in the section, is also a doubt for the return encounter with Benfica in Lisbon on 2 November.

Last updated: 04/01/11 9.38CET

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