Govou out for season with ruptured Achilles
"Sadly, he (Govou) will be unavailable until the end of the season," Lyon said in a statement on their website. The injury will require surgery and is a severe blow to the Ligue 1 leaders, chasing an eighth consecutive title but under threat from second-placed Girondins Bordeaux, who are one point behind with a better goal difference.
Winger Govou is the only player in Lyon's current squad with Brazilian midfielder Juninho to have been involved in all Lyon's seven title-winning campaigns.
The 29-year-old has won 37 caps for France, scoring 10 goals. He made unwanted headlines last month when he was arrested and found five times over the French drink-driving limit. His driving licence was confiscated and he faces a court hearing.