Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is set to have an operation on a small growth on his vocal chords that has caused him to lose his voice.
The former Arsenal man attracted attention after he spoke in a higher pitch than normal in a post-match interview after his side’s 2-1 loss to Monaco on Sunday.
Now, it’s understood the Frenchman needs to undergo a procedure to remove a polyp – a tissue growth on his vocal chords – that’s been causing the issue, as per French newspaper L’Equipe.
It’s been reported that the 31-year-old has been struggling with voice problems since the start of the summer.
The striker is also said to have bene in ‘severe pain’ because of the growth and has scheduled in to have it removed during the international break.
He’s expected to be operated on in the middle of next week, with him needing a few days to recover.
This means Lacazette will be available to continue captaining Lyon when they resume their season against Lens.
The former Gunners star has scored four goals in seven appearances since his return to Lyon this summer – despite struggling with his vocal chords.
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This is already an improvement on the end of his time with Arsenal, in which he scored just four goals in the league last season before leaving on a free transfer.
And before his operation, Lacazette will be looking to add even more goals to his current tally, with his side coming up against Paris Saint-Germain this weekend.
Whilst the Lyon-born star will be regaining his voice as his country, France – who he hasn’t played for since 2017 – will be facing Austria and Denmark in the Nations League.
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