Remembering When Jeremy Menez Lost Part Of His Ear During Bordeaux Debut
When Jeremy Menez appeared in the news after completing a €250k move to Liga MX side Club América this afternoon, we immediately thought of the time he lost part of his ear during a game.
The 30-year-old was making his first appearance for French side Bordeaux when the incident happened. In fact his gruesome injury occurred just two days after he signed for the club.
What a stroke of luck.
It was rather apparent that a wedge of Menez's ear was ripped from the side of the former AC Milan man's head after an opponent's studs landed on it, tearing it clean off, just 15 minutes into his debut.
Bordeaux commented on the gruesome injury, saying: "Jeremy Menez had an ear cut off during the encounter against Lorient, which led to his premature exit in the 77th minute.
"The medical staff will take a surgical opinion on whether to operate on the new Bordeaux player."
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Menez eventually had surgery to rebuild part of his ear.
Lorient midfielder Didier Ndong, who now plays for Sunderland, apologised after the nasty incident:
"I offer my apologies to Jeremy Menez and Bordeaux following a totally unintentional accident, which had unfortunate consequences for the striker." he said via Sky Sports.
"I give him my full support for the coming days and hope to see him very quickly on the pitches of Ligue 1."
Didier Ndong: "I apologise to Jeremy Menez, and to Bordeaux. It was completely involuntary but had unfortunate consequences for him."- B/R Football (@brfootball) August 4, 2016
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