ASSE: Reassuring news for Subotic
AS Saint-Etienne have made a statement concerning their injured players, notably Serbian defender Neven Subotic, who is faring well following a collision with a teammate in the 3-2 defeat to Bordeaux in Week 16.
"Les Verts' central defender slept well overnight. A precautionary scan was conducted in the late morning, and it proved to be very reassuring," read the communiqué from the club. "Thus Neven Subotic left the hospital accompanied by a club steward, and his return to Saint-Etienne is scheduled for late on Thursday afternoon."
Subotic and Ruffier collided as the 'keeper came off his line to intercept a high ball in the 23rd minute of the clash in Bordeaux. The defender received a knee to the face and was helped from the field bleeding profusely from his head.
Hamouma and Gabriel Silva out for several weeks
Meanwhile, AS Saint-Etienne declared that attacking midfielder Romain Hamouma, who was subbed off in the first half of ASSE's 3-0 win over Nantes last Friday, would be "sidelined for around five weeks with a collar bone sprain that does not require surgery". Full-back Gabriel Silva will be absent for four weeks, as a result of a groin strain.