FFR Statement on Antoine Dupont, Player Ready to go Back to Training in a Week

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Antoine Dupont's Rugby World Cup journey (Credits: Icon Sport)

France captain Antoine Dupont is on a whim to improve his condition in time for the closing matches of the Rugby World Cup. The player is undergoing surgery to fix his cheekbone fracture after a head clash with the Namibian Captain Johan Deysel during their last match together. 

The French player showcased great gameplay during the first half of the match. Until he was struck with the injury in the second half of the game. Deysel was given a yellow card after the match, which was later changed to a red card after some review. The captain had extended an apology towards Dupont as he stated that it all happened too quickly, and he clearly meant no harm. 

Detailed report on the player’s recovery

The injury has put Dupont’s presence in the rest of the tournament into a dilemma. But there has been some hope for his speedy recovery after his operation in Toulouse. The player will join his team in the coming days and be available for a match in the quarter-finals on the 14th of October. 

"I Didn't Mean to Hurt Him": Johan Deysel Apologizes to Antoine Dupont
Antoine Dupont was heavily injured after a head-to-head clash with Namibian captain (Credits: Independent)

An FFR communication has reported that the player was operated on September 22 around 23:00 at the CHU Purpan in Toulouse. It is said that he will be able to return to the France team in a process of gradual sports recovery and under medical supervision.

During the surgery, it is believed that a plaque was inserted in Dupont’s cheekbone to give his face some strength. The player is to rest for a week before joining the team back in training with the aim of recovering just in time for the quarter-final match in the next three weeks.

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