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Timothy Weah returns to action with Lille after lengthy absence

Lille v Nantes - French League 1

LILLE, FRANCE - AUGUST 11: Timothy Weah of Lille during the French League 1 match between Lille v Nantes at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 11, 2019 in Lille France (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

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Timothy Weah was back in action in Lille’s 2-1 loss to Marseille on Sunday after a 183-day absence.

The American attacker played the final 10 minutes of the defeat after being inactive since Lille’s second match of the season back in August 17 in which he suffered a “very bad hamstring tear”.

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Weah arrived at Lille in June on a $12 million deal from Paris Saint-Germain, placing high expectations on the 19-year-old son of Ballon d’OR winner George Weah.

Since, however, the U.S. men’s national team player has had little activity with the French side, accumulating less than 100 minutes over a three-game stretch.

Lille manager Christophe Galtier will likely ease Weah’s way into the a starting role moving forward - which is largely contingent on his performances at practice and in official play.

Lille, who’ve accumulated 40 points in 25 matches, are currently fourth in Ligue 1.

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