Depay back for Lyon six months after horror knee injury

Depay back for Lyon six months after horror knee injury

Netherlands international Memphis Depay has returned to training at French club Olympique Lyonnais some six months after a serious knee injury, the club said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: Ligue 1 - Olympique Lyonnais v Metz
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique Lyonnais v Metz - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - October 26, 2019 Olympique Lyonnais' Memphis Depay celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot/File Photo

LYON, France: Netherlands international Memphis Depay has returned to training at French club Olympique Lyonnais some six months after a serious knee injury, the club said on Monday.

The 26-year-old, previously at PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a Ligue 1 clash against Stade Rennes on Dec. 15.

Depay reported on Monday to Lyon for medical tests ahead of a resumption of training later this week.

They are preparing for UEFA's decision on a re-start of the Champions League, where they are 1-0 ahead in their last 16 tie against Italian champions Juventus following the first leg in Lyon.

Depay's return is a major boost for the club. He had netted nine goals in 12 Ligue 1 outings and five in as many Champions League appearances this season.

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

Source: Reuters

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