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Marseille striker Njie out for 3 weeks with thigh injury

September 25, 2018
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Marseille's Mua Njie Clinton, left, challenges for the ball with Lyon's Marcelo Guedes Filho, right, during their French League One soccer match in Decines, near Lyon, central France, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Marseille striker Clinton Njie will miss three weeks after picking up a thigh injury in the French league.

Marseille says Njie underwent medical tests which showed he damaged his right abductor muscle during the 4-2 loss at Lyon.

The 25-year-old Cameroon international came in as a substitute for the last 15 minutes of the game and pulled one back for Marseille before getting injured.

Marseille went through a disappointing spell with back-to-back losses, also losing 2-1 at home against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. The nine-time French champions are fifth in the league standings, already lagging eight points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain after six matches.

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