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Michalak ruled out for at least 3 weeks

PARIS (AFP) –

Frederic Michalak (centre) leaves the pitch during the match against Scotland in Saint-Denis on March 16, 2013

France’s fly half Frederic Michalak (centre) leaves the pitch after being injured during the Six Nations Rugby Union match between France and Scotland at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis near Paris on March 16, 2013. Michalak faces at least three weeks on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder, his national team boss Philippe Saint-Andre said.

France and Toulon half-back Frederic Michalak faces at least three weeks on the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder, his national team boss Philippe Saint-Andre said Sunday.

Michalak was forced off nine minutes from time with the injury to his left shoulder as France ended their miserable Six Nations campaign with a 23-16 success over Scotland, which nonetheless failed to prevent them finishing up with the wooden spoon.

The 30-year-old had his arm in a sling on Sunday at France’s Parisien hotel.

Saint-Andre said he would be out for “a minimum of three to four weeks” meaning he risks missing Toulon’s European Cup quarter-final against Leicester on April 7.

There was better news concerning Clermont’s Morgan Parra, however, despite the France scrum-half hobbling about on crutches on Sunday.

He was replaced at half-time against Scotland after injuring his ankle and lower leg but Saint-Andre said “the news is largely good” when asked about Parra.

It means he should be fit for Clermont’s European Cup quarter-final at home to Montpellier on April 6.

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