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Caçapa concern for Lyon

Published: Sunday 31 October 2004, 0.52CET
Olympique Lyonnais defender Claudio Caçapa has picked up another knee injury.
 

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Published: Sunday 31 October 2004, 0.52CET

Caçapa concern for Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais defender Claudio Caçapa has picked up another knee injury.
Olympique Lyonnais captain Claudio Caçapa is set to be out for some time after suffering a serious knee injury today.

Ligament damage
The Brazilian defender left the pitch on a stretcher after just ten minutes of the Ligue 1 fixture against RC Strasbourg. He was taken to hospital for tests but it is thought he has suffered ligament damage following a tackle by Sidi Keita, with the 19-year-old Strasbourg player being subsequently sent off.

Important match
Caçapa has been an ever-present for the French champions this season, having missed much of last season with knee trouble. However, the 28-year-old Caçapa seems doubtful for the remainder of their UEFA Champions League group-stage campaign, starting with Wednesday's home match against Fenerbahçe SK.

Wiltord worry
Lyon coach Paul Le Guen was concerned for his 28-year-old centre-back. "We're worried for our captain," he said. "We did not need that in November which is a busy period." To add to his fears, France striker Sylvain Wiltord had to be replaced in the second half of the 1-0 victory with hamstring trouble.

Last updated: 31/10/04 22.32CET

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