Gomis set for lengthy spell out

Olympique Marseille striker Bafetimbi Gomis is unlikely to feature for the club for the next month at least after he injured his knee over the weekend.

Gomis limped off the pitch in the 66th minute of their 3-2 loss to Nantes on Sunday after coming off second best in a 50-50 challenge with Diego Carlos.

OM are currently sixth in Ligue 1 and pushing for a place in next season's Europa League, but the loss of their captain and top goalscorer for this season is surely a massive blow to their European ambitions.

Especially with the prospect of facing defending champions Paris Saint-Germain without him in two-week's time.

"The results confirmed the diagnosis made by the medical team at the Beaujoire at the time, namely a sprain of the internal lateral ligament," read the statement from the club. "The Olympique captain will be unavailable for a period of four to six weeks."

Gomis joined Marseille on a season-long loan from Premier League club Swansea City at the start of the campaign, but was still handed the captain's armband in November by head coach Rudi Garcia after a string of exemplary performances.

The striker has contributed 16 goals and two assists in 23 starts this season.

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