operated on this Monday, Rongier will be absent for approximately three months

Hit in the left knee on November 4 after the match against Lille (0-0, 11th day of Ligue 1), Valentin Rongier was operated on this Monday morning in Lyon by Doctor Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet. The 28-year-old midfielder will be kept away from the field for around three months.

Valentin Rongier was on the operating table. Following his fractured kneecap, the former Nantes resident (28 years old) was operated on this Monday morning on his left knee by the very renowned Doctor Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, from the Paul Santy orthopedic center in Lyon, located at the hospital Mermoz.

The Olympian midfielder’s unavailability period is approximately three months. He must observe a period of rest and he will then carry out his rehabilitation within the Marseille club.

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As announced by the Marseille club last week, the midfielder received a shock at the end of the match against Lille last weekend (0-0, 11th day of Ligue 1) and suffers from “a small bone tear” in his left knee.

Is Rongier's injury a big blow for OM?
Is Rongier’s injury a big blow for OM?

In the absence of the man who had started all OM matches since August 12, Gennaro Gattuso and its staff opted for a 4-2-3-1 during the last two meetings against AEK Athens (2-0 victory) RC Lens (1-0 defeat), with a Kondogbia-Veretout duo in the midfield and Amine Harit in a No.10 position.

Last Thursday, after Chancel Mbemba opened the score against AEK Athens, the OM players all headed to the sidelines to hold up their teammate’s jersey. “We think of Valentin, for everything he brings us, he is our captain, he has that extra soul,” greeted Leonardo Balerdi at the microphone of RMC Sport after the meeting.

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