Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna will miss Euro 2012 after fracturing his right leg in Saturday's fixture with Norwich at the Emirates Stadium.
Sagna, 29, only returned from a break to the same leg in January, having clattered into an advertising hoarding following a tackle with Benoit Assou-Ekotto in October's fixture with Tottenham.
This latest injury setback means that Sagna will miss this summer's European Championships, with Lille's Mathieu Debuchy likely to deputise in the Arsenal man's absence.
The injury is a bitter blow to Arsenal's hopes of claiming third place, with Sagna's return in January coinciding with the good form that saw them shoot up the league standings.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "It is broken fibula, the same leg. He was kicked on it, it has not happened alone.
"When he was kicked, he has broken the leg. The guy closed him down and walked on him. I dont know if it was deliberate or not.''