At this rate, Hervé Renard may have a lot of trouble composing a high-level attack line for the next Women’s World Cup, which will start in two months in Australia and New Zealand. While big question marks surround the presence of Parisians Kadidiatou Diani and (especially) Marie-Antoinette Katoto, injured for a long time, the new coach of Les Bleues will have to do without Delphine Cascarino for the World Cup.

Injured shortly before the hour mark after a duel with Elisa De Almeida on Sunday at the Parc des Princes during the clash of D1 against Paris Saint-Germain (0-1), the Lyon striker took tests on Wednesday which revealed “a partial rupture of the right anterior common ligament of the knee, as well as mobility and laxity requiring corrective surgery”, as explained in the press release published this Thursday by Olympique Lyonnais.

A double for the big premiere of Hervé Renard

It’s a huge blow for the 26-year-old player, a sure bet in the tricolor attack for several seasons (14 goals in 56 games played in the blue jersey since 2016), and who will be “absent from the field for several months” after his operation.

For the first friendly match of the Hervé Renard era, on April 7 in Clermont against Colombia, we remember in particular his sensational entry into play at half-time, with a double allowing his team to come back madly (from 0 -2 in the 50th to 5-2 in the end). The punch and versatility of the young Lyonnaise will inevitably be lacking at some point in the French team this summer.

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