Rennes president Rene Ruello does not expect his injured new recruit Yoann Gourcuff to play again "before the end of the year."
The 29-year-old Breton has signed for his former club after his contract with Lyon expired in the summer, but the midfielder is still struggling to recover from stress fractures in his foot.
Gourcuff joined Lyon for €22 million in 2010. His time at the Stade de Gerland was, however, blighted by a succession of injuries.
Ruello told L'Equipe: "I want him to once again...