Falcao facing month out

AS Monaco

Monaco are still assessing the injury captain Radamel Falcao sustained against Lyon but reports say he could be out for up to a month.

The Colombia international striker was forced off after scoring in Monaco’s 3-2 Ligue 1 win over Lyon on Sunday with a recurrence of an old thigh injury and is set to be on the sidelines for the next four weeks.

Monaco sent him for tests to assess the damage and the indications are that he will be out until mid-March.

If the reports are right, Falcao will miss the upcoming league games with Angers, Dijon and Toulouse in what will be a blow to Monaco.

The former Porto and Atletico Madrid striker has scored 17 goals in 20 league matches this season to help the defending champions up to third place in Ligue 1.