Six Nations: Wesley Fofana injury blow for France; Gael Fickou likely to step in

Last Updated: 24/02/14 3:48pm

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Wesley Fofana: Set to miss remainder of Six Nations

Wesley Fofana: Set to miss remainder of Six Nations

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France centre Wesley Fofana fractured a rib in Friday's Six Nations defeat to Wales and will almost certainly miss the rest of the tournament.

The 26-year-old could be sidelined for up to a month, which means he is highly likely to miss France's final two games against Scotland on March 8 and Ireland a week later.

France are level on points with Ireland, England and Wales after three matches.

Toulouse star Gael Fickou is likely to replace the Clermont Auvergne centre.

The news is a big blow for France. Fofana has been a key man in their back line, and he has forged a highly effective midfield partnership with Mathieu Bastareaud.

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