Ligue 1 - Gourcuff still absent for Lyon

Lyon playmaker Yoann Gourcuff missed training again as his comeback from injury continues to take longer than expected.


The France international, 25, has not played for Les Gones since February 14 due to a groin strain and was expected to return to training this week.

But his prolonged absence means he will not face Saint-Etienne this Saturday and remains doubtful for much of the season run-in.

Former Milan and Bordeaux midfielder Gourcuff has only played seven Ligue 1 matches this season, scoring once.

Defender John Mensah, who returned injured from Ghana duty at the African Cup of Nations, is also absent but Lyon otherwise have a full first team to choose from.

Lyon lie seventh in a congested Ligue 1 table, four points off third-placed Lille, who they beat 2-1 last weekend.

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