Football player loses part of right ear during match

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 04, 2016 06:46 PM
Football player loses part of right ear during match
Jeremy Menez, left, lost part of his ear in his first game for Bordeaux (FILE - AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
BORDEAUX, France (AP) — Bordeaux striker Jeremy Menez has undergone surgery after losing part of the top of his right ear in his first match for the club.

The former French international, who joined Bordeaux this summer from AC Milan, was helped off the pitch in the 77th minute of the pre-season friendly match against Lorient on Wednesday. After a clash in the air, Lorient midfielder Didier Ndong's left foot accidentally made contact with Menez's ear while he was on the ground.

Bordeaux said no date has been set for the 29-year-old Menez's return. The club's first league game is on Aug. 13 against Saint-Etienne.

Menez last played for France in 2013 and has 24 caps. He signed a three-year deal with Bordeaux after two seasons in Serie A. He scored 18 goals in 43 league matches for Milan.

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