Ligue 1: Netherlands international Memphis Depay returns to training with Lyon six months after suffering knee injury

The 26-year-old Depay, 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 15 December.

Reuters June 09, 2020 00:30:49 IST
Ligue 1: Netherlands international Memphis Depay returns to training with Lyon six months after suffering knee injury

Lyon: 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.

Ligue 1 Netherlands international Memphis Depay returns to training with Lyon six months after suffering knee injury

File image of Lyon's Memphis Depay. Reuters

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 15 December.

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.

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