The Rugby World Cup has been in full swing since September 9. This Thursday, September 21, a match pitted France against Namibia and the players of the French XV shone with a crushing victory of 96 to 0. But the meeting was marked by the exit of an emblematic player, namely Antoine Dupont, after a big head-to-head clash with the Namibian Johan Deysel, in the 45th minute of play.
A few hours after the end of the meeting, and whileAntoine Dupont was transported to a hospital near the Marseille Vélodromesports journalist Matthieu Lartot gave news of the player. “The news would not be good for Antoine as we could have feared… It would be a fracture. The operation would not be considered but return hoped for at best in 1/2. The party has a very bitter taste this evening “ he lamented on Twitter.
Antoine Dupont absent for 4 weeks after suffering a head injury?
For his part, Fabien Galthié, the coach of the French rugby team, also spoke at a press conference: “There is a suspicion of a crack or fracture of the maxilla. For the moment I have no further news. When a player is injured, you are never happy. Indeed, it is not the same thing if we had finished without any injuries. In our programming, we had planned to make a big burst of changes from the 55th. But with ifs…”.
According to information from Parisianthe Blues staff should give themselves 48 hours to make a decision since the specialist who examined the Blues captain recommended waiting for the hematoma to resolve before making a more precise diagnosis. Enough to consider an absence of several weeks for Antoine Dupont. We would even talk about a withdrawal rest, in order to recover from his injuries. We note that the 26-year-old athlete suffers from an injury to the orbital floor after the violent impact.
The news would not be good for Antoine as one might have feared…It would be a fracture. The operation would not be considered but return hoped for at best in 1/2. The party has a very bitter taste this evening #FRAvNAM
— Matthieu Lartot (@lartot) September 21, 2023