Lyon star Memphis Depay suffered a cruciate ligament tear in his left knee in opposition to Rennes on Sunday, because the membership confirmed.
The 25-year-old Depay will miss the remainder of the season and can be a serious drawback for the Dutch Euro 2020 marketing campaign after being substituted at half-time within the 0-1 loss.
The striker has had a pleasant Ligue 1 season, scoring 9 objectives and two assists in 13 video games. Nonetheless, he should keep at the very least six months.
"It’s a very unhealthy night as a result of we now have misplaced and there’s a lack of high quality. The very unhealthy information can also be the damage to Memphis, which may very well be canceled for some time," mentioned Juninho, Lyon sports activities director.
"He’s our captain and I’m unhappy for him."
Depay's damage bought worse when Rennes scored the profitable aim within the 89th minute and the 17-year-old star Eduardo Camavinga scored his first league strike.
Midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide suffered a proper knee damage within the first half.
Lyon confirmed each accidents and mentioned in a press release that the couple "will doubtless be unavailable for at the very least six months."
Lyon are eighth within the Ligue 1 desk after struggling two defeats within the final three league video games in opposition to Lille and Rennes.
The doubtless lack of depay for the Dutch European marketing campaign will damage the nation. The previous Manchester United striker scored six objectives and made ten assists in 2019.
Luuk de Jong, Wout Weghorst or Myron Boadu will fill Depay's footwear within the entrance row, however the trio has solely six objectives in 27 caps for the Orange.
The Netherlands has been on the rise for the previous 12 months since overcoming disappointment on the missed 2018 World Cup.
They reached the primary UEFA Nations League closing and misplaced 1-Zero to Portugal. They received in opposition to Germany (twice), France and England.