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Napoli's Ghoulam suffers suspected fractured kneecap in training

NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 01: Faouzi Ghoulam of Napoli during the UEFA Champions League group F match between SSC Napoli and Manchester City at Stadio San Paolo on November 1, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

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It’s been one blow after another for SSC Napoli’s top full-back.

Faouzi Ghoulam suffered a potentially serious knee injury in training Friday, with the early signs pointing to a fractured right kneecap. The Algerian left-back will undergo tests to ascertain the extent of the harm.

Ghoulam last played on the first day of November, when Napoli suffered a 4-2 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League. The product of AS Saint-Etienne was replaced in the 31st minute after appearing to pull a muscle while stretching for the ball.

As a result, Ghoulam boasts just 11 Serie A appearances this season, in which he’s tallied two goals and three assists.

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