PSG rocked by Yepes break
By Patrick Haond & Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paris Saint Germain defender Mario Yepes will miss the remainder of the season.
Paris Saint Germain's hopes of avoiding relegation have suffered a huge setback with the news that key defender Mario Yepes will miss the remainder of the season.
The Colombian international suffered a broken ankle in Sunday's game against Marseille and will be unable to feature for the capital club as they bid to pull away from the drop zone.
Yepes picked up the injury in a challenge with l'OM star Djibril Cisse, and PSG chairman Alain Cayzac has called for the on-loan Liverpool man to be suspended for his role in the incident.
The Parisians saw their own forward Pierre-Alain Frau suspended for two months earlier in the season for a dangerous challenge on Sedan's Stephane Noro, so Cayzac has hinted that a similar punishment should be forthcoming for Cisse.
"I note the damage, it is an enormous blow for the club and my first thought is for Mario, I wish him to come back in good form," stated Cayzac.
"It is more bad news for us and I will study the rules to know what we can do for the fairness of the game.
"Mario's season is ruined, and even if he still has to pass further exams to know if he needs an operation it won't change his unavailability.
"I am no judge, but I repeat that it is important to know what will happen next Thursday during the Ligue 1 discipline's commission, maybe they will watch the video.
"Pierre-Alain Frau was suspended when he caused Noro's injury, so if it is the rule it has to be applicable for everybody."