Antoine Dupont continues his recovery after suffering a severe blow to the face against Namibia. Will he be able to play against Italy on October 6? The Blues Doctor rated Thursday.
Antoine Dupont. This is the name that rings on everyone’s lips when it comes to XV France. Usually already. And even more so after the injury against Namibia, suffered after a severe facial shock that required him to undergo surgery. The Blues star is racing against time to make a comeback as soon as possible. However, his return date is still not very clear.
If his performance against Italy in the Blues’ final group game on October 6 was ever in doubt, France health chief Bruno Boussagol was much more circumspect in front of the press outside Aix on Thursday. Provence.
Statements by the Blues doctor at Dupont.
According to its condition: “His edema has subsided. He had some pain related to the front impact, but he’s progressing very favorably. He’s in good spirits, quite confident. He will be seeing the surgeon fairly soon to assess his progress and get the surgeon’s first instructions. A neurological exam will also be done within a week once his condition can be assessed. So far the news is reassuring, we’re supporting him as best we can and we’re hoping for a fairly quick return.”
Upon his return : “At the moment we are only planning his return to the group, the resumption of rugby. Of course, we hope to see him as soon as possible. I don’t think it will be against Italy. I am even sure. After that, we will move forward week by week“.
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