Memphis Depay ruled out for the season

December 16, 2019
By: Daniel Orme

Lyon forward Memphis Depay is set to miss the rest of the 2019/20 season, as well as Euro 2020, after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

The Dutch striker suffered the injury in Sunday’s slender 1-0 defeat to Rennes at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, with former Arsenal man Jeff Reine-Adelaide also being struck down with a similar problem.

As a result, Depay is set to miss the rest of the current season, with an appearance at the upcoming European Championships looking highly unlikely.

His absence could be a devastating blow to Lyon, with the Dutchman having starred throughout the season so far. In 13 Ligue 1 appearances, the 25-year-old has scored nine goals.

He has also been brilliant in the UEFA Champions League this season, scoring five goals in as many games as Rudi Garcia’s troops finished second in their group behind RB Leipzig and qualified for the knockout rounds of the competition. Following Monday’s draw, they are now set to meet Italian giants Juventus.

Depay’s form on the international stage has also been brilliant, having scored five goals and provided eight assists en route to qualification for next summer’s tournament.

The Dutch are currently at odds of 13/2 with William Hill to win the tournament next summer.

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