Franck Queudrue's troubled start to life at struggling Lens has taken another turn for the worse with the news that he will miss a month through injury.
Having missed the start of the season, Queudrue only made his debut on Sunday as a 90th-minute substitute against Montpellier, but still found time to suffer a gash to his left thigh that will keep him out for a month.
"Franck has a big hole in his left thigh," Lens boss Jean-Guy Wallemme said. "I had never seen a wound like that."
Queudrue, 32, joined Lens from Birmingham in the summer, but has played almost no part in a season which currently sees them in the Ligue 1 relegation zone.