The season is probably over for Jean-Kévin Augustin, 23, who is still feeling the effects of a specific form of the coronavirus, known as the “long Covid”.
Arrived free in Nantes for two seasons this summer, JKA took part in only three Ligue 1 games, for a total presence of only 34 minutes.
He has not appeared in the Nantes group since Marseille - Nantes (3-1) on November 28.
This Thursday, a medical statement from FC Nantes reports a prolonged absence for the young Parisian striker, passed through Leipzig, Monaco and Leeds.
And a player made available to the reserve team if necessary.
Medical press release about Jean-Kévin Augustin ⤵
- FC Nantes (@FCNantes) March 4, 2021
"Despite re-athletic work and significant personal investment since his arrival at the club, Jean-Kévin Augustin has not been able to regain all of his physical means," said the press release from the Loire-Atlantique club, currently in 19th position. and relegation to Ligue 1.
To understand and analyze the reasons for this athletic deficit, FC Nantes and the player's entourage wanted Jean-Kévin to carry out a series of more in-depth medical tests in recent days.
These revealed that the attacker is still suffering the consequences of a Covid-19 infection, which is similar to the so-called "Covid long" syndrome.
The player will now pursue a strict medical protocol, adapted to his current state of health, necessary to recover all of his means and his physical form.
At the same time, as part of a re-athletic program of several weeks, determined by the doctors and the club, it will remain at the disposal of the reserve until the end of the season.
See you soon 💪🏾💛 pic.twitter.com/wPFWKWrV9i
- Jean-Kévin Augustin (@ 33_augustin) March 4, 2021
For his part, the person spoke in the wake of his club, posting a statement on his Twitter account: “The club and the supporters are having a particularly difficult season and I can measure the expectations that my coming has aroused.
I understand all the more the frustration of all the fans of the FCN having placed a lot of hopes in me, and believe well that I share it.
Know that I am doing everything to get back in the best shape as soon as possible.
My goal is always the same: to help the club and the team to overcome this bad patch, to achieve the objectives which are theirs.