Injury blow for Gourcuff

The 26-year-old France international had to be substituted after

12 minutes of Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Troyes, with a statement

on Monday confirming the extent of the problem.

“Yoann Gourcuff underwent an MRI on Monday morning which

revealed a sprained right knee with an injury to his medial

collateral ligament,” read the statement on www.olweb.fr.

“He is expected to spend between six weeks and three months out,

depending on how the injury responds.”

Gourcuff scored the only goal in Lyon’s 1-0 win over Rennes on

the opening weekend of the season.