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Dumont despair deepens at Lille

Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 10.23CET
LOSC Lille Métropole captain Stéphane Dumont has been ruled out for another three weeks because of a persistent knee problem.
 

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Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 10.23CET

Dumont despair deepens at Lille

LOSC Lille Métropole captain Stéphane Dumont has been ruled out for another three weeks because of a persistent knee problem.
LOSC Lille Métropole captain Stéphane Dumont has been ruled out for another three weeks because of a persistent knee problem.

Continuing trouble
The 23-year-old is yet to recover fully after surgery during the summer and has not played since being substituted at half-time during the goalless draw against Villarreal CF on 27 September. He had played three times in Ligue 1 prior to that UEFA Champions League outing.

Tafforeau fills in
Dumont will definitely miss the 'home' return against Manchester United FC in Paris on 2 November, after the French side drew 0-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Grégory Tafforeau will continue to wear the captain's armband in Dumont's absence with the hope he can return before the 22 November visit of SL Benfica.

Last updated: 21/10/05 13.51CET

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