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06:27, September 23, 2023
Contrary to what is mentioned in several media, the captain of the XV of France Antoine Dupont, injured in the face Thursday evening against Namibia, has not yet had surgery this Friday afternoon, Europe 1 can confirm. Toulouse has undergone a check-up and the decision on a possible operation must be taken within 48 hours.
Will Antoine Dupont be able to play again for the Blues at the Rugby World Cup? The captain and star of the French uncertain. In plainer language, his right cheekbone is sunken. This type of injury is not uncommon in combat sports and may require surgery.
Let the edema rest
This Friday afternoon, the Toulouse resident went to consult specialists in Toulouse, but contrary to what is mentioned by several media, Antoine Dupont has not yet had an operation. The number 9 of the French team underwent a check-up today, and the decision to operate or not will be made within 48 to 72 hours, a source close to the player told Europe 1.
The edema must be allowed to rest so that the diagnosis is as accurate as possible. Antoine Dupont will be fixed this weekend. The disaster scenario, with a definitive package, has not yet been confirmed.