Monaco star ruled out of Euro 2016

Monaco star will not make it to Euro 2016

Paris Saint-Germain’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) vies with Monaco’s Nigerian defender Elderson Echiejile during the French L1 football match Monaco (ASM) vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on August 30, 2015 at the Louis II stadium in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

AS Monaco defender Fabio Coentrao will not take any part when Euro 2016 kicks off in France due to injury.

The AS Monaco left full-back was confirmed to require surgery on a thigh injury he picked up during training with his club last week and will now travel to Finland for surgery, with an estimated recovery time of three to six months which will debar him from joining team mates at the Euro 2016 tournament.

Portugal Captain, Cristiano Ronaldo and the former Benfica man played at Real Madrid until he moved to the principality side at the summer. However, the latest injury comes as a huge blow for the 28-year-old who has not played internationally since a 1-0 victory over Denmark in October.

Coentrao has won 51 caps for his country and featured at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, as well as at Euro 2012. The Euro 2016 competition would have been another opportunity for the player to show off his dexterity on the field of play.