Moroccan national team striker Zakaria Abou will miss several months due to injury, his French club Toulouse announced on Friday.
Abu Fadal (23 years old) came on in the 40th minute of his team’s match against Belgian side Saint-Geloise yesterday, Thursday, in the first round of the European Football League group stage competition.
One of the Moroccan players, who achieved a historic achievement by reaching the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, suffered an injury to his right knee and was unable to leave the green rectangle before the intervention of the medical team.
A Toulouse statement explained: “Our striker Abu Khalil will be out for several months. New medical tests will be carried out to confirm the type of injury and the duration of his absence.”
Not at all @ZOOKHLAL The area will be more elevated… 😕
These new exams will be published once additional data has been stored on the nature of his absence and the length of his son’s absence.
The club and group are putting all their energy into Zach! pic.twitter.com/Eaxh8nSz9E
— Toulouse (@ToulouseFC) September 22, 2023
He added: “The club and team players give Zakaria every support!”
With three goals in five matches, Abou Halal, who arrived from AZ Alkmaar in 2022, is Toulouse’s top scorer in the French Football League.
It is a new blow for Toulouse, who have been missing their young Dutch striker Ibrahim Sissoko since the start of the current season with a leg injury that will keep him out until November.