Victim of a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the knee, the top scorer of the Rouge et Noir will not return to Ligue 1 pitches during this 2022-2023 season. An absence with serious consequences, but Stade Rennais has several options to try to overcome it.
The dreaded news has indeed arrived. Martin Terrier suffers from a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the knee, which keeps him away from the fields until the end of the season. A long-term absence which is added to the departure on loan of Matthis Abline to AJ Auxerre for the second part of the championship. A loan formalized a few hours before the terrible injury of the player trained at LOSC.
“It is impossible to replace Martin”, declared Bruno Génésio after the victory against OGC Nice. However, the winter transfer window, open since January 1 and which will close on January 31, comes at the right time for the Breton club. Halfway through the season, good draws can be made. Players wishing to gain playing time, or at the end of their contract, may see their demands lowered and present themselves as opportunities for the Rouge et Noir.
An in-house solution to fill that of Martin Terrier?
” We have Kamaldeen Sulemana, Jérémy Doku, Amine Gouiri who are able to play on one side. It gives me options. Désiré Doué will come back and is able to evolve in this position too “Explained the former coach of Olympique Lyonnais at a press conference this Wednesday morning. 4 players to solve a major problem since Martin Terrier can occupy several positions, playmaker, winger, or axial attacker.
Injured in the ankle, Désire Doué should return to the training grounds in the coming days. Good news for Bruno Génésio and his players. Especially since the Rennes calendar is busy with five more games to play in January, a sixth could be added in the event of victory against the Girondins de Bordeaux in the Coupe de France, this Saturday.