Olympique Marseille and Senegal
centre-back Souleymane Diawara is set to miss the rest of the
season after seriously injuring his knee in Saturday's game at
Nice, the Ligue 1 club said on Sunday.
Diawara, 33, suffered a "serious sprain with a tear of the
back cruciate ligament in his right knee", the club said on
Diawara was already scheduled to miss Wednesday's Champions
League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich because of
suspension, but had been expected to play the return in Germany
on April 3.
Senegal, dumped out of the last African Nations Cup in the
first round with three defeats, have two World Cup qualification
matches scheduled for June.
Marseille, who drew 1-1 with Nice, are eighth in Ligue 1.
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