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Andreu out for six months

July 22, 2011

St Etienne defender Yoann Andreu has been ruled out for six months after an operation on a knee ligament injury.

The right-back ruptured his cruciate ligaments in the pre-season friendly against Istres earlier this month and, while the club labelled the surgery a success, he will be unavailable well into the new year.

It is a second serious injury blow for ASSE, who will also be without Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Alonso for five months with a similar injury.