Toulouse’s Zakaria Aboukhlal likely to be absent until the end of the season

Toulouse FC have announced that Zakaria Aboukhlal (23) will likely miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.

Aboukhlal is a key member of Carles Novell’s side, and prior to his injury on Thursday, had featured in all five of Le TéFéCé’s Ligue 1 matches, scoring three goals. However, he was injured within just 40 minutes of Toulouse’s 1-1 draw in the Europa League. The Moroccan international went down without contact with an injury to the right knee. 

Whilst Aboukhlal’s operation was successful, the club announced that it is unlikely that the Moroccan international will feature again this season. His absence will be a big blow to Toulouse, who have failed to recreate last season’s form in the early matchday of the current campaign. They succumbed to defeat against RC Lens on Sunday and must also grapple with their European engagements. Toulouse face FC Metz on Sunday. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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