Abidal ruled out
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Eric Abidal has suffered a serious thigh injury and faces a spell on the sidelines.Lyon have been hit with a defensive blow courtesy of the news that Eric Abidal has suffered a serious thigh injury.
The influential full back pulled up in Lyon's trip to Toulouse and now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
This latest injury setback will be especially painful for the talented 25-year-old, as he has only recently been drafted into the full France squad.
It is expected that Abidal will be out for between four and six weeks, with Jeremy Berthod the likeliest candidate to replace him.
Berthod is an established member of the France Under-21 side but has little experience of first-team football.