Lyon forward Memphis Depay could miss Euro 2020 after suffering ACL tear

Lyon forward Memphis Depay could miss Euro 2020 after suffering ACL tear

Netherlands international Memphis Depay ruptured his ACL.

Which will very likely end his season at Lyon and cast doubt on his Euro 2020 hopes.

Lyon star Memphis Depay suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during Sunday’s Ligue 1 loss to Rennes. The 25-year-old is set to miss the rest of the season and becomes a major doubt for Netherlands’ Euro 2020 campaign.

The forward has enjoyed a fine Ligue 1 campaign, scoring nine goals and providing two assists in 13 games, but he faces at least six months out of action. Depay was substituted at half-time during Sunday’s Ligue 1 defeat at home to Rennes, having initially been hurt in a tussle with Hamari Traore. He is expected to be out for the rest of the season, says Lyon sporting director Juninho.

“It’s a very bad evening because we lost and because of the lack of quality. The very bad news is also the injury of Memphis, who could be out for a while,” Lyon sporting director Juninho said. “He is our captain and I am sad for him.”

Making matters worse for Lyon, midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide suffered a ruptured ACL in his right knee. Confirming both injuries, the French club said in a statement the pair were “unfortunately likely to be unavailable for at least six months”.

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