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Setback for Atal, 2-3 weeks more for Boudaoui

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April 2, 2021

Setback for Atal, 2-3 weeks more for Boudaoui

The latest from the treatment room ahead of this weekend's trip to Nantes.

After stating William Saliba, who missed the Marseille game, would be "available for Sunday's match", Adrian Ursea turned to the cases of Youcef Atal and Hicham Boudaoui.

'YOUCEF WANTED TO HELP THE TEAM'

"Youcef Atal has had a setback," said the coach after the full-back's 23-minute cameo against Marseille. "We all figured we should listen to him because he's the one who feels his body. You can't begin to second-guess it: he was trying to do the right thing. He knew the situation we were in, and he wanted to give himself the chance to participate in an important game to help the team. Unfortunately, it's worked against him. He's out with a grade 2 adductor lesion. Normally, it takes four weeks. As two have already gone by, there's another two to go."

'REAL HOPE OF SEEING BOUDAOUI AGAIN BEFORE THE END OF THE SEASON'

The media also asked the coach about the possibility of seeing Hicham Boudaoui on the pitch again this season: "Yes. He's following medical advice. He's started running again, we hope we'll soon see him running with changes of direction and more intensity. But we have real hope of seeing him again before the end of the season. We don't want to rush things, because he's valuable to us, just like all the players are. I think we'll have to wait another two to three weeks."

Treatment

Dante: ACL

Jeff Reine-Adélaïde: ACL

Youcef Atal: adductors

Back in training

Hicham Boudaou: meniscus

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