Lille has confirmed that captain Rio Mavuba is facing between two and three months on the sidelines.
30 Jan 2013 - 5:44 AM  UPDATED 26 May 2014 - 6:18 PM

A short statement on the Lille website revealed Mavuba has had knee surgery after being injured playing in the Coupe de la Ligue clash with St Etienne on 15 January, a match Lille lost on penalties.

The news means Mavuba will miss France's upcoming friendly against Germany as well as 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Spain in March.