Rennes ace suffers injury blow
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barbosa was injured during a training session as Rennes prepare for the new Ligue 1 campaign to commence.
The 28-year-old damaged his ligaments during a practice match at the weekend and he is likely to be on the sidelines for six months.
His absence will be a bitter blow for Rennes as Barbosa is a key member of the starting line-up.
Since joining the club from Montpellier last summer, Barbosa has established himself as a pivotal point in the Rennes midfield.