The 26-year-old French international has been ruled out of action after suffering a fracture, just as the forward hit his best form
With five goals in nine games for L’OM this season, Gignac has been in top form, and this will come as an untimely blow for a side that topped Ligue 1 before its latest result this weekend.
Speaking to OM.net after the game, Elie Baup confirmed the injury, stating that Gignac had been transported to the hospital for examination.
“This is another negative point but we do not yet know how long he will be out for,” he said.
The 26-year-old was understandably downbeat and though he acknowledged injuries are part of football, he lamented his latest misfortune.
“This is not good news. It’s like that, it’s part of life as a footballer but I have a lot of bad luck, and it’s doubly so because we lost tonight,” Gignac added.The defeat leaves Marseille in second place in Ligue 1, level on 19 points with leader Paris Saint-Germain, which tops the table on goal difference.