Rennes defender Kader Mangane has accepted his season is over after he underwent knee surgery last week.
Mangane picked up a knee injury during the Europa League game against Udinese last September and has set himself a target of next season to return fully fit for the Ligue 1 club.
The Senegal international told the club's official website: ''The first days were pretty painful, but now I have less pain. I could not give everything.
''I will be their number one fan. Yes, I would have liked to be there. The coach asked me to postpone the operation but if I'm not 100% it's not worth it.''