Nice keeper Ospina out for up to six weeks

Tue Nov 5, 2013 8:59am EST
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NICE, France (Reuters) - Nice keeper David Ospina has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks after suffering a partial tear in his knee ligaments, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday.

Colombia international Ospina, who picked up the injury in a 2-1 home defeat against Girondins Bordeaux last Sunday, is expected to be replaced by Luca Veronese.

Nice are 11th in the Ligue 1 standings with 17 points from 12 games.

(Reporting by Etienne Ballerini; Writing by Julien Pretot, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Nice's goalkeeper David Ospina (C) reacts after Olympique Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac scored during their Ligue 1 soccer match at the Le Ray stadium in Nice March 31, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard