‘Broken bone’ injury scare for Debuchy

SCARE ... Debuchy.
SCARE ... Debuchy.

MATHIEU Debuchy may miss the World Cup after reports the Newcastle United defender had picked up an injury in France’s friendly against Jamaica tonight.

The right-back staretd the game, but was substituted at half-time, with Bacary Sagna taking his place.

Rumours then started to surface that Debuchy had broken a bone in his foot, putting his World Cup place in doubt.

However, the full-back returned to the bench later in the game to allay fears over his fitness, which in fact appeared to be a thigh problem.

France manager Didier Deshamps was then quoted as saying: “He (Debuchy) feels a little discomfort when running. He will go get treatment.”

Toon midfielder Moussa Sissoko and former Newastle player Yoahn Cabaye also started the game, with Cabaye on target in a convincing win.