Ribery set to miss Ireland play-off
Thursday 22 October 2009
Midfielder Franck Ribery looks set to miss France's World Cup play-off against Republic of Ireland with a knee injury.
The Bayern Munich player is likely to be sidelined for a month after consulting professor Jean-Henri Jaeger in Strasbourg.
The doctor confirmed the 26-year-old has tendinitis of the patellar tendon in his left knee and needs to rest for four weeks, according to www.lequipe.fr.
His absence would be a blow for Les Bleus ahead of the games on November 14 and 18, which will determine which team will travel to South Africa next year.
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