Football: Sommer, injured, Baltimore called

Lyon striker Eugénie Le Sommer, injured Friday in Paris (1-0), will be unavailable “for a fortnight”, OL announced on Saturday, which should deprive the Bleues of Corinne Deacon of their top scorer during the rally Monday, while the Parisian Marie-Antoinette Katoto, she seems fit. According to the Lyon club, Le Sommer had an ultrasound which revealed a “muscle injury to the left hamstring”. “The Lyon striker will undergo a confirmation MRI on Monday morning but should be unavailable for a fortnight,” OL wrote in a statement.

Reassuring results for Katoto

In view of this period of unavailability, the n ° 9 des Bleues (31 years old, 174 selections) will miss the gathering of the France team which begins Monday at Clairefontaine for the two capital matches against Austria (the 27 November) and Kazakhstan (December 1), as part of qualifying for Euro 2022. Sommer was forced to go out on injury Friday night during the shock of the women’s D1 won by PSG against Olympique Lyonnais : the attacker stopped short on a counter-attack before sitting down on the lawn, holding the back of the left thigh in a grimace of spite (28th).

“Faced with the uncertainty concerning the physical aptitude of Eugénie Le Sommer”, Corinne Deacon decided to call for the first time, this Sunday morning, the Parisian Sandy Baltimore, used to the France team of under 20 years.

Regarding Marie-Antoinette Katoto, also affected on Friday, she passed reassuring exams, according to PSG management. Katoto (22 years old, 13 caps) had been mowed down by Wendie Renard at the entrance to the surface after a dribble and an acceleration which put the Lyon defender in difficulty. This blow to the right leg forced her to leave a handful of minutes later (76th).

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