The worst fears are confirmed: Memphis Depay is threatened with an EM injury after a serious injury. The attacking player from Olympique Lyon incurred a cross in a 0-1 (0-0) win against Stade Rennes on Sunday. The club confirmed this Sunday night.
"We have to wait until we know more, but it doesn't look good for Memphis. We think it's the crossbow," coach Rudi Garcia said immediately after the game. But his hope of a less serious injury was cleared just hours later. Lyon is expected to have at least six months of downtime.
The diagnosis is a major blow to Lyon and the Netherlands. With six goals in the European Championship qualification, the 25-year-old played a key role in Orange's successful qualification for EURO 2020. Among other things, he scored in the 2: 3 loss to the German team in Amsterdam in March last year.
At the European Championships in Europe (June 12 to July 12), the Netherlands will meet Ukraine, Austria and a play-off participant. Depay had scored 14 goals in 18 competitive matches for Lyon this season, including five goals in five Champions League matches.
Particularly bitter: In addition to Depay, teammate Jeff Reine-Adelaide also tore his right knee. The club will also be missing the club for at least six months. Lyon gave both players "full support in this very difficult time".