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Corine Franco at the ECR of Capbreton

Published on the 02 December 2010 à 13:56 by OT

Seriously injured last October, the OL defender will continue her physiotherapy in a specialised institute.

October 14, during the Champions League match at Gerland against AZ, Corine Franco seriously injured her right knee. Verdict: a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and around 6 months out. The following week, the French international was operated on successfully by Professor Moyen, before beginning her rehabilitation with the OL medical staff, Jean-Jacques Amprino and Yannick Millet.

Today, Corine Franco is getting ready for a new stage of her comeback with a stay of 16 days at the European Center for Rehabilitation reserved for athletes (ECR) at Capbreton: "I just arrived, I must get my bearings for now I'm a bit lost but it will come" Corinne told us by phone.

The ECR welcomes many professional athletes, including the football players: Michael Essien, Frank Ribery, Didier Drogba and the new OL striker Jimmy Briand have already spent time there. The OL forward even prepared his return this summer: "I know this centre well. I made a six-week stay there in 2009 when I injured my knee. I have fond memories of my time there, apart from being seriously injured" he said at the time.

Corine Franco hopes to rejoin the Lyon squad before the end of the season and participate in the World Cup with France from June 26th.