Reassuring news from Samuel Umtiti. After his rather worrying exit on Tuesday night, against the Stade de Reims, which had led him to the hospital, the French international did not stay very long in observation, and was able to return home in the night, according to information from the Team.
The end of an eventful evening for the 2018 champion. Knocked out, following a clash with Ito, the Japanese striker of Reims, in the 34th minute of play, the 29-year-old defender was keen to regain his place but had to be replaced at half-time by Alexsandro. And for good reason, the only scorer of the semi-final France - Belgium (1-0) of the World Cup in Russia would have made a discomfort in the locker room during the rest, according to information from Prime Video.
"He won't be able to play the next game"
The Lille defender, who arrived this summer, would not have been the subject of a concussion protocol on the lawn of Pierre Mauroy. In this regard, the regulations in force in Ligue 1 stipulate that any player suffering from a head injury that requires an evaluation in the event of a concussion will only be allowed to return to play at the end of this evaluation if the team doctor expressly confirms to the referee that he is able to do so.
Ligue 1: Umtiti KO before a malaise, defeat at home... Dirty night for Lille against Reims
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After the evacuation of his player to the hospital, the coach of the Dogues Paulo Fonseca had not given much news after the game. "He's in the hospital right now and has bruises, I don't know more. He will not be able to play the next game, "he had simply assured the microphone of Prime Video. The examinations at the hospital were therefore reassuring. The player is still expected this Wednesday by the Losc to make an update on the situation.