Sébastien Pocognoli will on 27 december to operate on the hip, and then two to three months out. That explained Standard coach Michel Preud’homme on Friday at the press conference, a day before the league game against Oostende (at 20h30).
The 31-year-old left came for the last time in action for the Rouches during the home game in the Europa League against Krasnodar (2-1), on 25 October. Afterwards took Pocognoli by ongoing hip problems, hardly the selection of Michel Preud’homme. In total did the captain of the Rouches this season to nine official duels.