Stade Français fell in the Top 14 quarter-finals to Racing 92 in the Parisian classic. The 38-21 defeat meant elimination but in the world Cougar the alarms went off, since Pablo Matera He retired 22 minutes into the first half due to a blow to the knee. The Argentine third line will have to do the studies on Monday, but from the French capital the news does not bode well and the wing could miss the July window.
Averaging the first stage, the third row had the ball in their possession until Ibrahim Diallo tackled him. That action caused a blow to the Argentine, so she forced him to leave the playing field with great concern for his leg and for Los Pumas.
With studies that will be performed on Monday in Matera, know whether or not the cruciate ligaments are affected which would demand a good time off the courts and would be ruled out for the games against Wales and Romania.
French media Midi Olympique reports that Matera would be very affected in the knee And therefore, he will undergo additional examinations on Monday, in Paris, to find out what the severity of the injury is.
The third row has signed a contract with Crusaders to continue his career in Super Rugby in 2022 and was cited by Mario Ledesma for the July window with Los Pumas. This week the match against Romania was confirmed in Bucharest on July 3 and then they will close the international window against the last Six Nations champion, Wales, on the 10th and 17th of the same month in Cardiff.