Barthelme blow for Lorient

Lorient midfielder Maxime Barthelme has been ruled out for six months with anterior cruciate ligament damage.

The 25-year-old hurt his left knee during Saturday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw with Bastia and scans have now revealed the full extent of the season-ending injury.

A statement published on Lorient's official website said Barthelme would undergo surgery "soon".

The Sartrouville-born player has made 13 appearances for Lorient this term, scoring one goal.