Former Manchester United forward Mame Diouf has suffered a dislocated shoulder injury which looks set to keep him out of action for the rest of the season, possibly having a big negative impact on his future.
Diouf suffered the injury playing for Hannover in their 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen and after the initial assessment, the outlook isn’t good for the forward who made just five United appearances in three years at Old Trafford.
“He will be out for several weeks. We must assume he will not play again this season,” a Hannover spokesperson told German site Kicker.
It’s a double blow for the 26-year-old because his current contract expires at the end of the season and he has been widely tipped to become a free agent in the Bundesliga.
His chances of finding a new club are going to be hugely affected if he’s not able to play, build form and put himself in the shop window.
It’s a real shame because he’s had a very decent season scoring eight goals and producing four assists from his 19 Bundesliga appearances so far.
The issue now is whether he can get back to a state of fitness where he can play some part before the end of the current campaign because not many sides will want to take a risk on a player in the summer who hasn’t played for three to four months.