Angers SCO captain Cheikh Ndoye will miss the rest of the season after suffering an ACL rupture while in international duty with Senegal in late March.
Although the midfield stalwart was initially diagnosed with a sprain after hobbling off during Senegal's friendly against Mali on 26 March, further examinations have revealed a season-ending ACL rupture.
Ndoye has not played since returning from international duty but he did make the trip with the rest of the squad for the club's Week 30 clash at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille (2-2). He is expected to be out of action for six months, meaning he will miss the remainder of the league season as well as the AFCON finals in Egypt in June.
The 33-year-old is currently in his second spell with Angers SCO, having returned to the Loire Valley club on loan after signing for Birmingham City from in the summer of 2017. The club currently sits in 12th place, 14 points clear of the relegation play-off spot and ten points shy of European qualification.