Hit in the calf, Dimitri Payet must give up on the end of the championship as his team fights to clinch a place in the Champions League.

OM playmaker Dimitri Payet will no longer play this season, after suffering a right calf injury on Thursday against Feyenoord Rotterdam in the Europa League Conference, his club announced in a statement on Saturday.

Dimitri Payet suffered a calf muscle injury assessed by the usual reference examinations. Treatments have already started but full recovery will only happen after the end of the championship“, writes OM in this press release.

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After having passed the last exams today, the results are reassuring but show that unfortunately, I will not be able to play again this season. The disappointment is great, the pain is strong, but I am well surrounded and all your messages of support give me the strength to look ahead, so next season starts tomorrow for me“Wrote the player on his Instagram account.

The injury of the Marseille N.10 comes as his club, which travels to Lorient on Sunday for the 36th day of Ligue 1, is fighting for qualification in the Champions League and is going through a complicated period.

Eliminated Thursday in the semi-finals of the Europa League Conference, Marseille have not won any of their last three games, with defeats against Feyenoord Rotterdam (3-2) and Lyon (3-0), as well as the elimination draw. of Thursday against the Dutch (0-0).

OM are currently 3rd in the league, tied on points with Monaco (2nd), who have played one more game. Rennes (4th) is three lengths behind OM and will host the Provençal club in eight days on the 37th day.

The hardest thing today for me is not being able to help my teammates in this final stretch. I will of course be behind them and all the staff for the last three games that we know are important to achieve the objective set.“, wrote Payet on Instagram..

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