Sat 3 Nov 2012 | 07:45

Second row blow for Pumas

Second row blow for Pumas
Sat 3 Nov 2012 | 07:45

Second row blow for Pumas

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Toulouse and Argentina lock Patricio Albacete needs surgery on an eye-socket injury and will be out of action for a month.

"Albacete neeeds an operation and he'll need 30 days to recover," the UAR confirmed.

Toulouse had originally asked Argentina to leave Albacete at his club for a key Top-14 clash with local rivals Montpellier next weekend on the eve of Argentina's European tour Test with Wales in Cardiff.

But in Thursday's Top-14 game with Racing-Metro he took a nasty knock.

The UAR have also freed two key Biarritz players – prop Marcelo Kodela and centre Marcelo Bosch – for their clash with Perpignan on November 10.

They too miss the trip to Cardiff but will be free for the game against France in Lille November 17.

On a happier note, Argentina have recalled former captain, 35-year-old Felipe Contepomi, who last played for the Pumas in the 59-10 thrashing by France in June.

Albacete will be replaced by Tomas Vallejos, and Kodela and Bosch by Argentina-based Juan Gomez and Contepomi.

AFP

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