France’s talismanic captain Antoine Dupont has rejoined the hosts’ Rugby World Cup squad every week after present process surgical procedure on a fractured cheekbone, the French federation (FFR) introduced on Saturday.
“Following the post-operative medical examination which passed off yesterday (Friday), Antoine was authorised to renew directed progressive bodily exercise,” the FFR mentioned in a press release.
“This exercise will probably be carried out below the supervision of the medical employees of the France group.”
Scrum-half Dupont is anticipated to return in time for the quarter-finals, ought to France qualify, on the weekend of October 14-15.
France’s subsequent recreation is in opposition to Italy on October 6 in Lyon when a victory would assure prime spot in Pool A and a last-eight tie, in all probability with World Cup holders South Africa.
On Thursday, the French group’s physician Bruno Boussagol mentioned he was “satisfied” that Dupont’s return wouldn’t happen in opposition to Italy.
“The information is reassuring,” Boussagol mentioned. “We’re side-by-side with him, we’re hoping for a fast return.
“It is a advanced state of affairs to handle: now we have a course of that requires us to watch out. However his return is conditional on the inexperienced gentle from the surgeon, that is clear.”
Former World Rugby participant of the 12 months Dupont, 26, was helped off the pitch in a 96-0 win over Namibia in Marseille on September 21.
Namibia captain Johan Deysel was banned for 5 matches for the problem.
After the sport Dupont remained upbeat, posting “The present should go on” on social media.
Lacking poster boy Dupont for the knock-out levels could be an enormous blow to France’s possibilities of lifting the Webb Ellis trophy for the primary time.
The Toulouse half-back is but to lose on residence soil as captain of his nation, a run courting again 14 Assessments.