NEWS
Sunday December 1 2019
Ankle ligament damage for Ribery

Franck Ribery has a Grade I-II lesion to the collateral medial ligament in his right ankle, confirmed Fiorentina.

The 36-year-old had to be carried off the field with the help of medical staff during last night’s 1-0 home defeat to Lecce.

He seemed to badly sprain his ankle during a crunching Panagiotis Tachtsidis sliding tackle just before half-time.

Tests have now confirmed Ribery has suffered a Grade I-II lesion to the collateral medial ligament in his right ankle.

The player has already begun treatment and his condition will be re-evaluated over the next few days, added the Viola statement.

It remains to be seen how long Ribery will be out for, but it is a huge blow, especially as Federico Chiesa is also struggling with muscular issues at the moment.

Ribery has played 11 Serie A games for Fiorentina, contributing two goals and two assists.

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