France Football are reporting that Laurent Koscielny has injured his right knee in a collision with Franck Ribery during training with the French national team.
The extent of the damage remains to be seen although journalist Julien Laurent hinted that it could be serious when he tweeted:
“Bad news for Arsenal. Laurent Koscielny left France training session with a knee injury. Looks serious.He had to be carried out of the pitch.”
Perhaps understandably the French press are reporting this as bad news for Didier Deschamps as Les Bleus prepare for a friendly with Japan on Friday and a crunch World Cup qualifier with Spain the following Tuesday. We wait to see if it’s also bad news for Arsene Wenger.
Fingers crossed it’s not too bad.
Arseblog News probably isn’t the only one yelling, “Fuck off international football, you fucking, fucking, fucking waste of time.”
Update: Turns out it’s not that bad and he’s scheduled to train tomorrow with the rest of the team.
Phew and thanks Ollie for the update.