Lille, France – Lille's Brazilian striker Tulio De Melo will be out another four to six weeks with a shin injury, as he suffered a setback in recovery.
De Melo, 26, is yet to play in Ligue 1 this season for the defending champions and must rest to avoid more damage to the injury.
"He still has a bruise on the bone, and if he trains too hard, there is the risk of a stress fracture and a long lay-off," Lille manager Rudi Garcia said. "I think he'll be out for another four to six weeks."
Lille is 2-1-1 after four matches, and visits St. Etienne in its next match on Sept. 10.