According to Nice-Mattin, Yousef Atal will not play again this season after the collarbone surgery. Regularly interrupted by injuries, the Algerian side would therefore miss the final sprint in Ligue 1 and the final of the Coupe de France against Nantes.
Another blow to Yousef Atal. According to information from Nice-Mattin, operating at the collarbone, the right side of OGC Nice will not play again this season. The daily indicates that the Algerian international (25) injured his shoulder again during a match against RC Lens in Bollart last Sunday (3-0).
He will miss the final of the Coupe de France
Hit in a duel, he was to be replaced by Jordan Lottomba just before the break. “We lost contact with Yousef Atal, a shoulder that had been fractured a few weeks ago”, remarked simply by Christophe Gaultier after the meeting. It was against Clermont on February 6 that he broke his collarbone for the first time this year. He got the pitch only on March 20 in Marseille.
Not spared from injury since the start of his professional career, Atal has played only 17 Ligue 1 games this season. While his club is going through a complicated phase (four games without a win), his long absence is certainly bad news for Gaultier. He will not play the final sprint in the league, but will also miss the final of the Coupe de France against FC Nantes on 7 May.
Swiss Lotomba can take this opportunity to find a starting position. Probably to welcome FC Lorient (1 pm) this Sunday. Fifth in Ligue 1, Nice would need a win to get back in the race for the podium.