According to L’Équipe Lyon’s Lucas Paquetá will need surgery after injuring his finger whilst reportedly flying a kite. The player revealed on social media that “Everything is fine, but to avoid any problems with movement in the future, I’m going to have a small operation tomorrow”.
This is one to add to the category of ‘bizarre but avoidable’ player injuries over the years. The OL midfielder, who is trying to be persuaded by Newcastle to move to the Premier League for the Magpies – also said: “Remember that children’s games also have consequences. I was flying a kite today and cut my finger”. Lyon will start pre-season preparations next week, with Paquetá as it stands joining the team with a hopefully recovered finger.
It is likely the Brazilian international will leave Lyon this summer, having declined to enter contract extension negotiations with OL, with his current deal running until 2025.