Laurent Koscielny has a bone contusion after Bordeaux’s recent match against Saint-Etienne, the club have confirmed.

Laurent Koscielny leaves the pitch injured (Photo via
Laurent Koscielny leaves the pitch injured (Photo via

Koscielny was forced off the pitch with an injury last weekend, with fears he may have suffered a recurrence of his previous Achilles problems or an ankle injury.

Bordeaux have since confirmed that an MRI scan has shown a bone contusion on the fibula of the right leg. This is certainly good news compared to some of the alternatives, as another Achilles injury could have left his career in doubt.

Bordeaux state that the length of unavailability of the former Arsenal captain remains undetermined, but FootMercato speculate that he could be out for several weeks.

RMC also previously reported (via GFFN) that the ankle scans had been promising and Koscielny didn’t appear to have suffered any Achilles damage. It’s just this bone contusion he needs to focus on recovering from now.

Koscielny had made nine appearances for Bordeaux this season before his injury, starting and playing 90 minutes in every game since his debut. The Ligue 1 side sit sixth in the table, though they suffered a disappointing late defeat to Saint-Etienne after Koscielny’s withdrawal.

Assuming Koscielny is out until the next international break, he’ll miss the trip to Lille, the Coupe de la Ligue matches against Dijon, and further league games at home against Nantes and away to OGC Nice.