Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Lopes absent for Lyon’s clash against Lorient

Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes played with a broken finger in Lyon’s recent Coupe de France match against Grenoble, according to head coach Laurent Blanc. The goalkeeper sustained the injury during warm-up but decided to play through the pain. Despite Lyon winning the match 2-1, Lopes’ injury is causing him significant discomfort and he is likely to be rested for the upcoming game against Lorient. The following was transcribed by RMC Sport.

Anthony Lopes has a fractured finger. He played with it because he got injured during warm-up. For now, it’s very painful. We’ll try to manage the situation, but the doctor is better equipped to talk about these things. I think we’ll rest him for the match against Lorient because the finger is still swollen,” said Blanc during a press conference on Friday.

Blanc also confirmed that striker Alexandre Lacazette will not be available for the Lorient match. The player has been sidelined for the past three games due to an undisclosed injury.

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