France’s Rami cleared of serious neck injury

France defender Adil Rami has only a minor neck injury after

landing heavily on his shoulder during the scoreless draw with

Croatia in a friendly.

The Lille player was injured in stoppage time on Tuesday at the

Stade de France while trying to perform a scissor kick. He was

carried off the pitch on a stretcher and underwent scans at La

Pitie Salpetriere hospital.

The French football federation said Wednesday in a statement

that the scans ”didn’t reveal any sign of seriousness.”

Lille says Rami will return to the club later Wednesday and will

be monitored by medical staff.

Leader Lille hosts Caen in the French league on Saturday.