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Gerard ruled out for six months

Published: Monday 7 November 2005, 17.40CET
AS Monaco FC midfielder Gerard López is likely to miss the rest of the season after he ruptured the achilles tendon in his left ankle.
 
 
Published: Monday 7 November 2005, 17.40CET

Gerard ruled out for six months

AS Monaco FC midfielder Gerard López is likely to miss the rest of the season after he ruptured the achilles tendon in his left ankle.

AS Monaco FC midfielder Gerard López is likely to miss the rest of the season after rupturing the achilles tendon in his left ankle during Sunday's goalless draw with Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Carried off
The former FC Barcelona player was carried off on 65 minutes after falling to the floor in pain unchallenged following a short sprint. An initial diagnosis suggested the six-month lay-off and scans on Monday confirmed that surgery is needed. He will naturally miss the rest of Monaco's UEFA Cup group stage campaign.

Squillaci out
The unfortunate 28-year-old, who signed for Monaco last summer, had just returned from a sprained right ankle. He is Monaco's second major injury victim in a week after defender Sébastien Squillaci pulled a hamstring during Wednesday's French League Cup tie against Dijon FCO.

 
Last updated: 08/11/05 9.52CET

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