ASM Clermont’s Baptiste Jauneau Sidelined with Tibiofibular Sprain
In a disappointing turn of events, Baptiste Jauneau, the talented scrum half of ASM Clermont, has suffered a new tibiofibular sprain during the team’s recent victory against Montpellier. The club confirmed on Tuesday that Jauneau will be out of action for a period of six to eight weeks.
A Bitter Blow for Jauneau
Entering the game as a substitute in the 62nd minute, Baptiste Jauneau’s hopes were dashed when he had to retreat to the bench due to his injury. Despite his team’s triumph with a score of 17-20, Jauneau couldn’t find it in himself to celebrate. His limping gait and pained expression were clear indicators of the severity of his condition. It seems that he may have had an inkling of what lay ahead. Medical examinations conducted earlier this week revealed that he had suffered a tibiofibular sprain, the same injury he had previously endured at the end of August against Perpignan. Although he only missed one match during the World Cup break, his recovery period lasted six weeks.
Recovery Timeline and Impact on the Team
On Tuesday, ASM Clermont announced that Baptiste Jauneau will be sidelined for a minimum of six to eight weeks. If all goes well, the young scrum half could potentially make his comeback during the team’s away game against Pau on December 23rd at 4 p.m. Following that, Clermont will host Union Bordeaux-Bègles on the 29th at 9 p.m., and then face Stade Français on January 6th or 7th, marking the end of his eighth week of recovery. Jauneau’s absence will provide an opportunity for Enzo Sanga to gain valuable playing time alongside Sébastien Bézy.