Ligue 1 - Mangane out for season after knee op

Wed, 28 Mar 12:41:00 2012

Rennes defender Kader Mangane has been ruled out for the rest of the season following a knee operation last week.

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The Senegal international sustained the injury back in September in a Europa League clash with Udinese.

The 29-year-old played on while carrying the injury until earlier this month, but after undergoing surgery he is now targeting a return to fitness in time for the start of next season.

Mangane told the club's official website: "The first days were pretty painful, but now I have less pain.

"I could not give everything. I will be their number one fan.

"Yes, I would have liked to be there. The coach asked me to postpone the operation but if I'm not 100% it's not worth it."

Eurosport

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