Clermont-Ferrand - France scrumhalf Morgan Parra will be out for around 10 weeks with a
ruptured posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, his Top 14 club
Clermont have announced on Monday.
On top of the mounting problems
for France, Parra's Clermont teammate Wesley Fofana is also likely to
be ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations after coming off during the
20-13 defeat against Wales on Saturday.
Fofana is out for up to three weeks with a torn thigh muscle.
Paris-born back, 27, who operates at centre or wing, made his
international debut in 2012 for France and has been at Clermont since
2008, helping the side win the French championship in 2010.
was forced off in the 53rd minute of France's defeat to Wales, their
second loss in three matches, and underwent tests on Monday which
revealed the extent of the injury.
He will now miss the rest of
France's Six Nations campaign and Clermont's European Champions Cup
quarter-final against Northampton on April 4.
Fofana could be back
for the Saints clash although Clermont's Portuguese flanker Julien
Bardy is a serious doubt after he came off while on international duty
with a thigh problem against Germany and is set to be out of action for a
France opened their Six Nations campaign with a win over
Scotland but have since suffered defeats in Ireland and at home to
Their final two matches are against Italy and England.
are the only unbeaten side with three wins with England and Wales
having picked up two wins in three outings followed by France and Italy
on one victory and Scotland at the bottom having failed to win a point.