Jonathan David was injured during Lille’s victory on the PSG lawn on Saturday in Ligue 1 (0-1). Victim of a muscular tackle by Idrissa Gueye, the Canadian striker suffers from a ruptured ankle ligament. His end of the season is compromised.
It’s a huge blow for Losc in the title race. Jonathan David is not sure he will be able to play again by the end of the season. The Canadian striker was seriously injured during the victory on the lawn of PSG, Saturday in Ligue 1 (0-1). Victim of a muscular tackle by Idrissa Gueye, warned at the time, the 21-year-old first remained on the field. And it was even he who scored the only goal of the game a few moments later, on a perfect serve from Jonathan Ikoné. But the pain then quickly forced him to give up his place in the 35th minute.
“Several weeks” of unavailability
He also returned to the Lille bench with crutches and a big ice near the ankle in the second half. Examinations taken by David confirm the severity of his injury. Le Losc let it be known on Monday that his striker suffers from a “lateral ligament rupture of the right ankle”. The former player of La Gantoise will be absent for “several weeks”, specifies the northern club. What disrupt the plans of Christophe Galtier at a time when the Mastiffs occupy the first place in the standings, ahead of Paris, Lyon and Monaco.
The Lille coach will have to compose without his titular center-forward, who has scored 10 goals in 31 league appearances this season. After taking back control of the L1, Mike Maignan’s teammates will travel to Metz on Friday, opening the 32nd day (9 p.m.). Before welcoming Montpellier the following weekend and traveling to Lyon for a shock that promises to be decisive, on April 25 at Groupama Stadium.