AS Monaco have suffered a major setback in their fight to remain on the podium of Ligue 1, as star midfielder Aleksandr Golovin sustained a serious ankle injury during training on Thursday, April 18.

L’Equipe report that Golovin’s 2023/24 season is over, as the Russian must now recover for at least five months. This is a massive blow for Monaco, as the attacking midfielder is one of the greatest contributors under head coach Adi Hütter this season, having scored six goals and registered six assists in 25 matches.

Monaco must finish in the top three places of the French championship at the end of the season to qualify for UEFA Champions League football next season, and currently sits in third place behind Paris SG and Brest.

The Monegasques will face second place Brest away on Sunday, April 21, before hosting Lille at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday, April 24.

Featured image courtesy of AS Monaco: Aleksandr Golovin