Marseilles Gignac out for six weeks

22 October 2012 12:18

Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering a left foot fracture, the French Ligue 1 club said on Monday.

Gignac, who has scored five goals this season, picked up the injury during Sunday's 1-0 league loss at Troyes.

"It's not good news," said Gignac after the match. "That's how it is, but that's part in parcel of a footballer's life, but it's often bad luck for me, and even doubly so because we lost this evening."

"I'm a fighter!! I'm going to come back even stronger!! I've been there before!!" Gignac wrote later on his Twitter account.

The club confirmed in a statement on Monday: "Andre-Pierre Gignac is suffering from a fracture to his fifth metatarsal. He will be out for six weeks."

Marseille lost top spot in Ligue 1 to Paris Saint Germain at the weekend on goal difference after their second loss of the season.

Source: AFP