Clerc out until end of 2016 after operation

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:13
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NEWS: Toulon wing Vincent Clerc has been ruled out of action until the end of year after undergoing an operation on his right achilles tendon, the Top 14 club announced Monday.

Clerc, 35, an off-season signing from Toulouse, sustained the injury in pre-season and had been suffering from recurrent pain.

The 67-time capped France wing has played only one game for Toulon, the 21-25 defeat by Brive in the third round of Top 14 matches.

Clerc's absence compounds Toulon's injury woes, with the likes of capitain Duane Vermeulen (knee), Matt Giteau (ankle) and flanker Juan Smith (biceps) all out of action.

Agence France-Presse