Olympique Lyonnais captain Cris will sit out the UEFA Champions League Group B game at FC Schalke 04 on 24 November as he nurses a swollen tendon in his left knee.
The central defender felt soreness in his knee towards the end of last Sunday's Ligue 1 victory against OGC Nice, and after the pain intensified during training on Wednesday, Cris underwent tests that revealed "a minor case of tendinitis". In the absence of the 33-year-old former Brazilian international, Les Gones will look to pick up the point they need in Gelsenkirchen to confirm their last-16 place.
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