Gignac blow for Marseille
Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash with Man Utd.
Last Updated: 19/02/11 10:55pm
Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac will miss Wednesday's UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester United.
The in-form forward suffered a groin injury during the second-half of Saturday night's 2-1 victory over St Etienne in Ligue 1.
Gignac limped out of the action 14 minutes from time and a statement on the club's official website said he would be sidelined for a fortnight.
Loic Remy was forced off in added time with an ankle injury but is expected to recover in time, while Marseille are also confident Brazilian striker Brandao will be available at Stade Velodrome after coming off in the 68th minute.
"Gignac tore some fibres (in his groin muscle)," Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo told OMtv.
"It's not very serious but, barring a miracle, there's not much chance of seeing him against Manchester."
Remy was able to walk back to the dressing room without assistance and was not showing any evidence of being in pain.
"Remy has a sprain," added Anigo. "But with the medical staff we have, I'm not worried.
"It's the same for Brandao. I think both will be available for Wednesday."