Monaco’s Kevin Volland set for spell on the sidelines

AS Monaco forward Kevin Volland (30), who sustained an injury during Les Monégasques’ draw against ESTAC Troyes over the weekend, is expected to be absent for “multiple weeks,” according to Nice-Matin. 

The former Bayer Leverkusen has grappled with injuries throughout the current campaign. He missed the beginning of the season with a sprained ankle before suffering repeated issues with his ankles. He then suffered a bruised rib, which saw him miss a further six games. 

The form of new arrival Breel Embolo, as well as Wissam Ben Yedder, who is the joint-second top scorer in Ligue 1 this season, will lessen the impact of the German international’s absence, which has been estimated at a few weeks. 

Volland suffered the injury in a collision with Adil Rami and subsequently suffered a rib fracture. So far this season, Volland has made 16 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and registering two assists, including a hat-trick in a Europa League tie against Red Star Belgrade. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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