Lyon's Lisandro out for a month with ankle injury

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PARIS (Reuters) -- Olympique Lyon striker Lisandro Lopez will be out of action for at least four weeks with an ankle injury, the Ligue 1 club said on Monday.

The injury means he will miss Argentina's friendlies against Venezuela in Calcutta on Friday and Nigeria in Dhaka four days later, having been recalled by new coach Alejandro Sabella after a long absence.

"The Argentine striker will have a cast for 10 days. He will be out of action for at least four weeks", Lyon said on their website (

He is also set to miss his Lyon's Champions League Group D opener at Ajax Amsterdam and will probably have to sit out of their second game at home to Dinamo Zagreb.

Lopez picked up the injury in Lyon's 2-1 home victory against leaders Montpellier on Saturday.