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Lyon captain Cris misses Schalke trip with knee injury

Published: Friday 19 November 2010, 11.14CET
Captain and central defender Cris will miss Olympique Lyonnais' Matchday 5 trip to Group B rivals FC Schalke 04, with the 33-year-old nursing a painful swollen tendon in his knee.
Lyon captain Cris misses Schalke trip with knee injury
Cris will miss Lyon's trip to Gelsenkirchen next week ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Friday 19 November 2010, 11.14CET

Lyon captain Cris misses Schalke trip with knee injury

Captain and central defender Cris will miss Olympique Lyonnais' Matchday 5 trip to Group B rivals FC Schalke 04, with the 33-year-old nursing a painful swollen tendon in his knee.

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.

Last updated: 04/01/11 1.44CET

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