Paul Baysse was seriously injured during Bordeaux’s victory against Lens on Sunday on the penultimate day of Ligue 1 (3-0). The defender of the Girondins suffers from a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee.
He gritted his teeth to go to the end of the meeting. But Paul Baysse was seriously injured during Bordeaux’s victory against Lens on Sunday on the penultimate day of Ligue 1 (3-0). Following a corner kick in the second half, the Girondins defender felt pain in his knee.
He had tests immediately after, which revealed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. A huge blow for the player who will celebrate his 33 years on Tuesday. He will be away from the land for several months. “A surgical opinion has been requested”, specifies the club in the scapular, without specifying if Baysse will be operated.
Already hit on both knees in 2013
The former Malaga player, recruited in January 2018 for 1 million euros (and loaned in 2018-2019 to Caen), has already suffered two serious injuries of the same type in his career. The first in January 2013 with Brest, already in the left knee (six months away). The second in August 2013 during his first preparation match with Saint-Etienne, this time in the right knee (five months of absence).
Author of 31 appearances this season (2 goals, 1 assist), Baysse has established himself as one of the important elements of Jean-Louis Gasset’s team. Under contract until 2024, he will again have to show patience and self-sacrifice to return to the field. “The club are giving him all their support,” Bordeaux said.