The XV of France holds its breath and worries about its captain Antoine Dupont. Victim of a maxillo-zygomatic fracture during the Blues’ historic success on Thursday against Namibia, the scrum half underwent surgery and remains hopeful of playing again in this World Cup. Moreover, he could even make his return in the quarter-finals.
Antoine Dupont did not escape it. Like many captains of the XV of Francehe suffered a serious injury during this world Cup. However, his World is not yet compromised because he has not announced his package. “ Following his injury contracted during the France – Namibia match, Antoine Dupont underwent surgery on September 22 around 11 p.m. (11:30 p.m. exactly) 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. », announced in particular the FFR in a press release. The scrum half of Toulouse Stadium continues his rehabilitation program and he should be available for the quarter-finals.
Dupont package for Italy
One thing is certain for Antoine Duponthe will not be part of the match against Italy. To compensate for his absence, Funny Maxime is expected to be established alongside Matthew Jalibert while Charles Ollivon will recover the armband. But while there were doubts about his presence in the quarter-finals where the XV of France should find South Africa, Antoine Dupont could be operational.
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Return planned in quarters!
This Monday, South Radio has delivered its latest information on the state of health of the star of the XV of France. First, Antoine Dupont should resume contact after the match against Italy and be lined up straight away for the quarter-finals. Optimism therefore reigns in the French camp, although the tenure of the scrum half still depends on the medical green light from World Rugby. The authority refuses, for the moment, to communicate on this subject, but everything suggests thatAntoine Dupont is able to hold his place for the clash in three weeks.