Injury crisis for Monaco
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Monaco are in the middle of a major injury crisis with many stars out.
Monaco have a key game with Rennes on the horizon after two months without a win in Le Championnat.
Didier Deschamps's task is not made any easier by the loss of a number of key players through injury.
Keeper Flavio Roma has not recovered from the injury he sustained against Liverpool, and an MRI scan on Thursday showed no improvement.
Former captain Julien Rodriguez has had problems since the start of the season and is recovering from ankle surgery.
The defender seems unlikely to return before the winter break.
Midfielder Lucas Bernardi (pictured) is back to fitness but may not be risked even in Wednesday's clash with Deportivo La Coruna in the UEFA Champions League.
Playmaker Jaroslav Plasil is experiencing pain in his groin and faces two weeks on the sidelines.
Shabani Nonda is also out after straining a muscle at Toulouse.
The Congolese striker could be missing for around a month.