Monaco captain Wissam Ben Yedder, currently in great form, is out of the trip to Rouen on Thursday evening in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, due to muscle fatigue, the Principality club announced on Wednesday evening.
Author of nine goals in Monaco's last six matches in all competitions, Wissam Ben Yedder was exempt from Thursday evening's trip to Rouen due to muscle fatigue, according to the club's medical press release sent Wednesday evening.
The medical staff and sports staff preferred not to take the slightest risk with the Monegasque striker in view of the important derby in Nice on Sunday evening, counting for the 21st day of Ligue 1. In addition, the Senegalese international Krepin Diatta, victim of a muscle injury in his right psoas, is also out of this match, and has joined the infirmary, where Breel Embolo and Caio Henrique are, recovering after knee surgery.
To replace Ben Yedder, coach Adi Hütter will be able to count on American international Falorin Balogun, injured in a shoulder in Rodez in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, and who is making his return after two matches without playing.
On the other hand, the Principality's team records the returns of Chilean international defender Guillermo Maripan, and Swiss international midfielder Denis Zakaria, excluded in Marseille (2-2) during the 19th day of L1. They served their only match suspension against Le Havre last Sunday. Monaco travels to Rouen, National club, Thursday evening (8:45 p.m.) for the last round of 16 of the Coupe de France.