Lyon face anxious wait over Alexandre Lacazette
The prolific attacker will miss the trip to Monaco on Sunday with a thigh problem and is a major doubt to face Paris Saint-Germain on February 8
Olympique Lyonnais face an anxious wait to find out the extent of Alexandre Lacazette's hamstring injury ahead of two crucial weekends in Ligue 1.
The 23-year-old striker has been an integral part of his club's rise to the top of the table with 21 goals in 22 games, but limped out of their 2-0 win over Metz on Sunday.
Having converted the latest of those goals from the penalty spot at Stade de Gerland last weekend, Lacazette was forced off with a thigh problem, with initial tests showing he had suffered a muscle tear.
"Alexandre Lacazette, replaced in the 34th minute of Sunday's Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyon and Metz, is suffering from a minor detachment of the left hamstring, without any complications," a club statement read.
"He will undergo further examinations early next week in order to set a date for his return to training."
Hubert Fournier will be without his prized asset for Sunday's trip to Monaco, and he may also miss the visit of title rivals Paris Saint-Germain on February 8 depending on the severity of the injury.
One positive for Fournier and Lyon is that Lacazette's injury may dissuade Europe's top clubs from making a bid for the forward – considered one of the hottest properties on the continent – during the January transfer window.
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