Thauvin did not break ankle, Garcia confirms

Florian Thauvin's injury during a Europa League win against Athletic Bilbao is not serious, says Marseille coach Rudi Garcia.

Marseille winger Florian Thauvin   -  Getty Images

Rudi Garcia does not believe the injury suffered by Marseille winger Florian Thauvin against Athletic Bilbao is serious.

Thauvin was carried from the field on a stretcher during Thursday's 3-1 Europa League victory, prompting fears the winger had broken his ankle.

The 25-year-old has been one of the stars of Marseille's season, scoring 16 Ligue 1 goals and providing 13 assists for his side.

And Garcia is hopeful Thauvin's injury is not too serious ahead of next week's second leg in Bilbao.

"Thauvin received a big bruise, but nothing is broken," Garcia said. 

"We'll wait till tomorrow for more information."

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