Bordeaux confirm Kalu hamstring injury ahead of Olympique Marseille game

October 15, 2020

The Girodins would be without the Nigerian for Saturday’s Ligue 1 encounter against the Phocaeans at Stade Velodrome

Bordeaux has confirmed Samuel Kalu has sustained hamstring injuries while on international duty, which rules him out of Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash with Olympique Marseille.

Kalu suffered his injury during Super Eagles’ 1-0 defeat to Algeria – which saw him substituted for Moses Simon in the 50th minute. He then missed Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Tunisia.

The 23-year-old winger was among the goalscorers as Jean Gasset’s men silenced Dijon 3-0 at the Stade Matmut Atlantique before the international break.

Bordeaux has released an official statement confirming the winger’s damage to his left thigh ahead of their crunch fixture against Andre Villas-Boas’ squad.

“The Nigerian international winger was injured in the last game of the Super Eagles. Our player suffered a torn hamstring in his left thigh. His downtime will depend on the progress of the injury,” the French top-flight side wrote.

Gasset’s side must keep winning to stay within touch of Ligue 1 leaders Rennes, who currently hold a five-point lead at the top of the table.

Bordeaux can reduce the game to two if they win their game while hoping that Julien Stephan’s Red and Blacks who are unbeaten in their last five games stutter against Dijon inside Stade Gaston Gerard.