Antoine Dupont was operated on this Friday, September 22 at the Purpan University Hospital in Toulouse. The captain of the XV of France had a plate fitted to treat his maxillo-zygomatic fracture and will return to the France group in the coming days.
Antoine Dupont validated a first stage in his time trial race. The captain of the XV of France underwent surgery this Friday evening around 11 p.m. at the Purpan University Hospital in Toulouse. The operation consisted of placing a plate in the face of the Toulouse resident in order to treat his maxillo-zygomatic fracture in the best possible way, informs France 3 Occitanie this Saturday morning.
The French Rugby Federation also reacted, confirming the information. “Following his injury contracted during the France – Namibia match, Antoine Dupont underwent surgery on September 22 around 11 p.m. at the Purpan University Hospital in Toulouse. In a few days, he will be able to return to the French team in a process of progressive sporting resumption and under medical supervision..“
Between 4 and 6 weeks of convalescence
Antoine Dupont is therefore rested for a few days before returning to his teammates. According to this latest information, its presence against Italy (October 6) should be seriously compromised while the French XV could play its quarter-final (in the event of victory against the Transalpines) on the weekend of October 14 and 15 . An extremely short deadline when the captain of the Blues should have between four and six weeks of convalescence.
The former doctor of the XV of France Jean-Baptiste Grisoli believes that Antoine Dupont could be required to play with a mask. If World Rugby prohibits the use of the latter, an exemption is possible. This Friday, Didier Lacroix also reacted, explaining in particular that the Blues had to be able to play without their natural leader.