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Video: Ligue 1 star handed 11-game ban after horror tackle

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Nice midfielder Valentin Eysseric will miss the rest of the 2012/13 campaign through suspension after being handed an 11-game ban following his leg-breaking tackle on Saint Etienne star Jeremy Clement.

The 20-year-old was shown a straight red card for the horror challenge midway through the first-half of last week's Ligue 1 clash, which ended in a 4-0 defeat for Nice at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Eysseric's outstanding breakthrough campaign in France's top-flight has now been ended prematurely, after the French Football Association handed out a stern punishment for his action.  

Nice have confirmed that they will not appeal the suspension, handed out by an independent disciplinary commission, after confirming on the club's official website:

"Valentin Eysseric, who was sent off at St Etienne last weekend, was suspended for 11 games by the French Professional League's (LFP) disciplinary committee," read the statement. "The player will therefore not play again this season."

Clement was left with an open fracture of the right ankle, and required hospital treatment after the incident. 

The former Lyon, Rangers and Paris Saint-Germain player has been ruled out for between five and six months after undergoing surgery, and the 28-year-old will now begin his rehabilitation.

 

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