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Franck Ribery suffers serious ankle injury against Lecce

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Franck Ribery required medical assistance after receiving an ankle injury.

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Franck Ribery suffered an ankle injury in ACF Fiorentina’s 1-0 loss to U.S. Lecce at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. The Frenchman had to be carried off the pitch with the assistance of the Viola’s medical staff in the first half after he appeared to have sprained his ankle as a result of a tackle by Panagiotis Tachtsidis.

After diagnostic tests, Fiorentina have confirmed that the 36-year-old has suffered a grade I/II tear of the medial collateral ligament of the right ankle. Ribery has began receiving treatment and will be re-assessed in the future. It remains to be seen if the Frenchman will be out for the rest of the season, but the Italian club will be hoping that the winger returns as soon as possible.

Since leaving FC Bayern Munich and moving to Fiorentina in August, Ribery has made a total of eleven Serie A appearances, scoring two and assisting two.