Downer for Lommel SK: Rafik Belghali sidelined for at least three months with serious meniscus injury

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Bad news for Rafik Belghali. The 20-year-old right back from Ham sustained a serious meniscus injury last week.

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After various medical examinations, it appears that the Algerian defender will not play again for at least three months and will start a long-term rehabilitation of the knee. Belghali was one of the great stars this season with six goals and has already aroused the interest of first division teams from Belgium, the Netherlands and France in recent months.

Back flush gets thin

Another heavy blow to head coach Steve Bould, because last week Brazilian left back Caio Roque (21) was also out until the end of the season with torn cruciate ligaments of the left knee. The flush in the back is getting thinner and thinner.

Right back Kluiverth Aguilar (19) has been staying in his native country for several months with Peru U20, in preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, which means that Bould will have to puzzle in the back. Lommel SK will practice in and against Bundesliga club FC Köln on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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