Stade Francais' friendly against Toulon cancelled after players experience lung damage

The game was scheduled to be played on 27th August
The game was scheduled to be played on 27th August

Top14 club Stade Francais have cancelled their friendly game against Toulon after players have failed to make sufficient recovery from lung damage caused by Covid-19.

The news follows after 25 players and staff of the club were tested positive for novel coronavirus last week and were put in self-isolation.

However, the club following consultation with medical team revealed that the players would need additional week of rest to recover from the lung damage caused by virus.

"In light of the mandatory medical examinations for all players who have tested positive for... COVID-19, it appears that some of them have suffered lung damage due to the virus," the club said in a statement on Wednesday.

"These lesions require a period of complete rest estimated... at a minimum of one week and which will be added to the 14 [days] already observed. Other reviews are currently under way."

The 2019/20 season of Top14 has already been cancelled with no winners declared and Stade Francais are set to face Bordeaux Begles in the 2020/21 season's opening fixture on 4th September.