New injury for Abidal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lyon are sweating on the fitness of Eric Abidal, who injured his foot playing for France.Lyon are sweating on a fitness bulletin on Eric Abidal, who injured his foot while playing for France.
Abidal was forced out of France's friendly with Costa Rica in Martinique on Wednesday, just 15 minutes into the 3-2 victory.
The defender has undergone one MRI scan since his return to France but that proved to be inconclusive.
He is due to have another scan on Monday, when he should learn the full extent of the injury.
France coach Raymond Domenech has already scratched Abidal from his plans for Saturday's friendly against Germany.
But of more pressing concern to Lyon is whether Abidal has suffered a similar injury to the one which kept him out of the opening two months of the season.
Abidal broke his foot while playing in the Peace Cup in South Korea in pre-season and it is again the left foot which is a problem.
Though Lyon are clear at the top of Ligue 1, and through to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League, they will not want to lose Abidal for another lengthy period.