Football - Lyon's Gourcuff out until end of the year

Olympique Lyon and France midfielder Yoann Gourcuff has been ruled out until the end of the year with a thigh injury,

"Gourcuff picked up an injury in the St Etienne game and he will be out until the end of the first part of the season," Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told French radio station RMC.

Gourcuff tore his thigh muscle in Lyon's 1-0 win at arch-rivals St Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

League leaders Lyon travel to Nancy on Wednesday.