Injured on Sunday in Toulouse during the match between France and Japan in Toulouse, center (or winger) Gaël Fickou will be absent for two weeks.
It will ultimately be a short-term absence for Gaël Fickou. Sunday, during the last match of the Autumn Tour, between France and Japan in Toulouse (35-17 victory for Fabien Galthié’s men), the center of the Blues (74 caps, 12 tries) was injured after ten minutes of play. He stayed on the pitch for five more minutes, and eventually gave way to Sekou Macalou, who took his place on the wing while Yoram Moefana slipped in the middle. This Tuesday, Racing 92 announced that its 28-year-old center, who suffers from a small sprain, will be absent for two weeks. This means that he will miss the reception of Clermont this Sunday and the trip to Toulon the following Sunday, on behalf of the 11th and 12th days of Top 14. He should therefore make his return for the start of the Champions Cup on December 10 with the reception of Leinster.
Three matches for Fickou in the Top 14
A small blow for the Ile-de-France club, currently third in the championship behind Toulouse and La Rochelle, with six wins and four losses on the clock. Gaël Fickou’s 2022-23 club season is definitely dotted, as the former Stade Français player injured his knee and ankle at the end of August during a friendly match in Brive and was unable to start his career. season until October 8. He only played three Top 14 games in total, all as starters, and even scored a try against Pau. Indisputable frame of Fabien Galthié, he played the three matches of the Autumn Tour with the Blues as a starter, and there is no doubt that we will see him again during the 6 Nations Tournament in February-March, barring injury, of course.