Simon accident rules Gomis out for months

Simon accident rules Gomis out for months

Dijon have revealed goalkeeper Alfred Gomis will miss two to three months of action after injuring his right knee in the club’s Ligue 1 encounter with Nantes on Saturday.

The game at Stade Gaston Gerard ended 3-3, but the shot-stopper sustained the injury after a coming together with Nigerian forward Moses Simon on the half-hour mark.

Moses was substituted in the 43rd-minute, while Gomis stayed on until half-time before Runar Alex Runarsson replaced him for the second half.

The Africa Cup of Nations finalist with Senegal will now miss most of the 17th-placed club’s relegation run-in after the Reds revealed the extent of his injury on Monday.

“The MRI performed on Monday confirmed the initial diagnosis: it is indeed a rupture of the posterior cruciate ligament of the right knee,” a statement on Dijon’s website read.

“This injury should not require surgery. The Senegalese goalkeeper should be unavailable for a period of two to three months.

“The entire club wishes Alfred a good recovery and rapid rehabilitation.”

Gomis has played 19 times in the French top-flight this season having joined from Serie A side SPAL in August 2019.

Dijon have picked up 25 points from 24 games and are just one point above 18th-placed Nimes who have 24 points.

The Reds host Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, February 12 in the Coupe de France quarter-final, seeking a place in the final four of the competition.

Stephane Jobard’s side plays Bordeaux in their next league match on Saturday, February 15, as they seek to end a run of two games without a win in Ligue 1. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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