Radamel Falcao to miss next three Ligue 1 games for Monaco due to injury

Radamel Falcao, who is recovering from a thigh injury, will miss the next three Ligue 1 matches for Monaco.

football Updated: Feb 08, 2018 00:05 IST
Agence France-Presse
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Radamel Falcao will miss three games for Monaco after suffering a thigh injury.(AFP)

Monaco captain Radamel Falcao will miss the next three Ligue 1 games due to a thigh injury picked up during the weekend win over Lyon, the club said on Wednesday.

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Following last summer’s sales, Monaco have been reliant on the 31-year-old this season and he has scored 17 goals in 20 league games, trailing only Paris Saint-Germain pair Edinson Cavani on 21 and Neymar on 18.

“The first signs say he’ll be back in two or three weeks,” Monaco said on their website.

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That means at best Falcao will miss the games Anger, Dijon and Toulouse, with Stevan Jovetic likely to fill in at centre forward.

Monaco came from 2-0 down to beat Lyon 3-2 in an intense encounter on Sunday which left them third on 50 points, two ahead of Lyon and two behind Marseille. PSG are clear in first with 62 points.

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 00:05 IST