Ligue 1 Lyon keeper Lopes suffers 'acoustic trauma' after firecracker

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Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes reacts after a firecracker exploded beside him during an away match against Metz on December 3, 2016 play

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes reacts after a firecracker exploded beside him during an away match against Metz on December 3, 2016


Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes said he suffered "acoustic trauma" but no lasting damage after a firecracker exploded next to him in Saturday's abandoned match at Metz.

The Ligue 1 clash was called off in the 31st minute after home fans threw projectiles towards Lopes, having just seen Gauthier Hein head Metz in front at their Stade Saint-Symphorien.

The Portugal international was subsequently taken to hospital to undergo tests but confirmed via his Instagram account on Sunday he hadn't sustained any long-term injuries.

The 26-year-old added he would receive treatment for the next two weeks, with his status for Wednesday's crucial Champions League game at home to Sevilla uncertain.

Metz, leading 1-0 when play was halted, face the risk of heavy sanctions which could include forfeting the match and Lyon being awarded the win.

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