Lyon suffer full back crisis
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Lyon have been dealt a double blow with the news that full backs Eric Abidal and Jeremy Berthod have been struck down by injuries.
Left back Abidal is unlikely to return to full fitness before February after fracturing his foot during France's friendly against Costa Rica.
Fellow defender Berthod will be on the sidelines for three weeks after straining a thigh muscle, so will not play again until after the winter break.
It now seems certain that summer signing Sylvain Monsoreau will get his chance to shine in the first team.