Rennes: Santamaria injured, Genesio transfer window announcement


The big winner of AJ Auxerre on Sunday (5-0, day seven of Ligue 1), Stade de Rennes Baptiste Santamaria lost due to injury. The Britton coach has not ruled out the arrival of the Joker in the event of a long-term absence.

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Rennes Stadium vibrates. Demonstrating in his den at Roisun Park against AJ Auxerre (5-0), this Sunday to mark the seventh day of Ligue 1, Breton club quickly lost Baptiste Santamaria, one of their CEOs for his eleven departure. He injured his ankle in the first minutes of the match and was replaced by Leslie Ogochokwu (12), and the 27-year-old midfielder left the lawn on a stretcher. What to fear from the long-term absence of the former Freiburg player?

“If the pause is long”

In a post-match press conference, Real Madrid coach Bruno Genesio was very cautious about the physical condition of the Saint-Dolchard native. “The only news I have is that there is no fracture, because that’s what we were afraid of. He will have other tests at the ligament level to see how severe his injury is. If he now counts on Lesley Ugochukwu to make up for this absence, the Bretton technician won’t close the door to hiring a medical clown: “We will see how long Baptiste will not be available and maybe we will make adjustments, if necessary. Perhaps, if the unavailability times are long.”

Baptiste Santamaria was recruited during the summer of 2021 for 14 million euros, and has played seven matches in all competitions since the start of the 2022-2023 season, six league matches and one goal. Breton team ranked sixth in the French League with eleven points, and began its campaign in the European League by defeating AEK Larnaca (2-1). Next Thursday, Amin Al-Juweiri’s Turkish partners will host Fenerbahce in the framework of the second day of the group stage.

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