14th place - Lyon: Arnold has been out for four months

14th place – Lyon: Arnold has been out for four months

Fifth in 14th place after two days of contention, with a Brive win and an improved home defeat against La Rochelle, LOU will have to lay off linebacker Toby Arnold until the end of the year. The New Zealand full-back, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Sunday, was injured during the match against the European champions on Saturday and had to leave in the 50th minute. The diagnosis fell on Tuesday: a tear in the inner ligament of the left ankle requiring surgery, and not available for four months. So Toby Arnold will miss thirteen of his 14 best matches, as well as the two Champions Cup matches in December, Against the Bulls (a South African franchise now integrated into the European Cup) and the Saracens.

Over 200 games around the clock using LOU for Arnold

A real blow to Lyonnais, who have already been denied the opening of New Zealand’s Lima Suboaga until the end of November (left knee), from the French international right column Demba Bamba at least until the end of January (left knee) and Argentine one of the pillars of international law Francisco Gomez Cudilla, absent for a few more weeks ( general). Toby Arnold arrived in Lyon in 2013 from New Zealand, a true LOU CEO, where he tested Pro D2, Top 14, and winning the Challenge Cup last season. He played 213 games for Rhone, including 200 at the start, and scored 71 attempts, making him the club’s all-time leading goalscorer (record defeated in October 2017). Since his arrival in France, he has always played at least 20 league matches every season, with the exception of the 2019-20 season when the season was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. So the 2022-23 fiscal year will be a sad record for him, as he will have missed almost the entire first leg,

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