Bosetti injury blow for Nice
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Nice forward Alexy Bosetti will miss the rest of the season after suffering a badly sprained ankle.

The 20-year-old was forced off in the 36th minute of the 1-1 draw against Saint-Etienne on Sunday and scans have revealed the extent of the damage.

"Victim of a tackle and brought off prematurely in the 36th minute of the match between Saint-Etienne and Nice, Alexy Bosetti underwent examinations on Monday," read a statement on www.ogcnice.com.

"These have revealed a serious ankle sprain. The young striker has been put in plaster and is wearing crutches. Unfortunately this has ended his season."

Bosetti has scored six goals in 26 appearances for Nice this season.