France Rugby have confirmed that Wesley Fofana has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup following a complication of his thigh injury sustained during the clash against Italy last month.
🔴 Suite à une complication de sa blessure à la cuisse contractée lors de #FRAITA, @wesleyfofana (@ASMOfficiel) est forfait pour le reste de la #RWC2019. Il est remplacé dans le groupe par @PlBarassi (@LeLOURugby) #NeFaisonsXV #XVdeFrance pic.twitter.com/9GmiQUpaGT— France Rugby (@FranceRugby) September 21, 2019
The centre, who was set to retire from international duty after the World Cup, was ruled out of facing Argentina in the World Cup opener, with reports now suggesting he requires at least three weeks to recover.
The 31-year-old will be replaced by 21-year-old Pierre-Louis Barassi.