France fly-half Camille Lopez ruled out for rest of season
Last Updated: 14/12/13 12:43pm
Camille Lopez: Out for the season
France fly-half Camille Lopez has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, his club Perpignan confirmed.
Lopez, who has played three times for France this season, underwent a MRI scan on Thursday which confirmed the seriousness of the injury which means he will miss not just the Six Nations but the rest of the season.
Perpignan doctor Christian Fourniols expects that he will be on the sidelines for six months.
The Catalan club's president, Francois Riviere, said that there were no plans at the moment to sign a replacement, but said that he will review the situation again at the end of December.
Italian international Tommy Allan and James Hook of Wales are both capable of filling in for Lopez.
The 24-year-old Lopez, who made his breakthrough into the France side during the tour of New Zealand earlier this year, suffered the injury during Perpignan's 36-8 European Cup defeat against Munster last weekend.