Traore in hospital with malaria

Nancy's Bakaye Traore has been sent to hospital with malaria, the French Ligue 1 club confirmed today.

The Mali midfielder was taken to hospital in Brittany, where Nancy drew 1-1 at Rennes yesterday.

"Bakaye, who was probably contaminated during a visit to Mali with the national side, will be transferred in Nancy during the week," team doctor Frederic Muel said. "He won't be back training for at least ten days."

Nancy are second from bottom of the league with three points from six games.