France have suffered a setback in the ongoing Six Nations with fullback Vincent Rattez ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with a fractured leg.
Rattez, who was a late addition in the recently concluded game against Italy following a calf injury to Damien Penaud played 77 minutes in the game in Paris last weekend where he sustained the blow.
Initially, France head coach Fabien Galthie said the 24-year-old had a sprained ankle but subsequent tests indicated that Rattez had fractured his leg and will be on the sidelines for the rest of the competition.
“Fracture of the fibula, finished,” Rattez said on Instagram.
Rattez made his debut for France in June last year and has gone on to play five Tests. He was also one of France's try-scorer in the win over England in the opening game.
France currently are at the top of the Six Nations table with back to back wins in the opening two games and will face Wales at Principality Stadium on 22nd February next.