Saturday 25 January 2020

Ouch! Jeremy Menez has part of his right ear severed in freak accident on Bordeaux debut

Warning: Graphic images

Jeremy Menez is led from the pitch after sustaining the injury CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES
Jeremy Menez is led from the pitch after sustaining the injury CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

Callum Davis

Jeremy Menez endured the worst debut possible in a freak on-field accident during his first game for Bordeaux.

In his first game since moving to the Ligue Un club from AC Milan Menez lost half of his right ear.

The incident occurred when a Lorient midfielder Didier Ndong inadvertently stepped on the 29-year-old striker's head, tearing a section of his right ear off in the process.

Menez's gruesome injury was treated by club medics on the pitch before he was substituted in the 77th minute.

Bordeaux's medical staff said they would be deciding on whether to operate on the injury in the next few days.

"Jeremy Menez had part of an ear cut off during the encounter against Lorient, which led to his premature exit in the 77th minute.

"The medical staff will take a surgical opinion on whether to operate on the new Bordeaux player."

The full extent of Menez's injury was made clear as he was led from the pitch by medical staff. Warning: the following picture contains graphic content.

Ndong, 22, offered his apologies to the former AC Milan striker following the end of the game, releasing a statement via Lorient.

"I offer my apologies to Jeremy Menez and Girondins de Bordeaux following a totally unintentional play which had unfortunate consequences for the Bordeaux striker," the 22-year-old said.

"I give him my full support for the coming days and hope to see him very quickly on the pitches of Ligue 1."

Menez has been capped 24 times for France with the last of his international appearances coming in 2013.

The former PSG and Monaco forward signed with Bordeaux on a three-year deal following a two-year stay with Serie A side Jeremy Menez.

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