Otavio suffers from a ruptured left Achilles tendon.


Valery HACHE / AFP

“The essential”, that's how Jean-Louis Gasset called it a few weeks ago.

Well, the Girondins de Bordeaux coach will have to do well without Otavio for the next few months.

The Brazilian midfielder suffers from a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

He was injured this Wednesday morning in training on a center.

He is expected to be operated on Thursday or Friday and will be out of the field for four to six months.

His season is already over.

A recruit or a youngster to replace him?

It is a very big blow for the Girondins.

Otavio was one of the executives of this team.

This season he has started 18 of 20 games, missing the other two due to suspension.

But above all the Brazilian was the only number 6 of the entire Bordeaux squad.

There is therefore no player capable of replacing him position for position in the long term to date.

Jean-Louis Gasset has just recently invited youngsters Tom Lacoux and Issouf Sissokho to certain training sessions.

Will the club be able to recruit a player?

In the economic situation of the Girondins, this promises to be very complicated but perhaps essential.


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