Injury blow

Toulouse striker Pentecote out for six months

August 16, 2010

Toulouse have been dealt a major blow just two games into the Ligue 1 season with the loss of striker Xavier Pentecote for around six months.

Xavier Pentecote Toulouse
GettyImagesXavier Pentecote scored 12 goals in 14 games on loan at Bastia last season

Pentecote, who turned 24 on Friday, was injured in the 2-1 win at Bordeaux on Sunday - a result that sent Toulouse to the top of the table.

"Having taken a blow to the knee when landing awkwardly, Xavier Pentecote will be sidelined for six months,'' the club said in a statement.

"Tests conducted today revealed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. All at TFC wish Xavier a speedy recovery.''

And if that was not enough, young France midfielder Moussa Sissoko also picked up an injury in the match, and will be out for three weeks with an adductor problem.