“I was told that I could stop rugby, not get over it…” – Sport.fr

Bordeaux-Bègles international second line Cyril Cazeaux, arrested for eight months last season following a wrist injury, admitted on Tuesday that he had thought of stopping his career at 27.

In seven professional seasons, Cazeaux had stopped major injuries. Until this left wrist shock that occurred in October 2021 against Perpignan with a scary diagnosis. “I had a ruptured wrist ligament, no more osteoarthritis, all the broken cartilage, I had a damaged wrist”reminiscent of the Girondin front. “Mentally, it’s very hard because I’ve been through quite complicated periods of knowing whether I was going to continue playing rugby or not. I saw several surgeons, with opinions. I was told that if I had the planned operation, I could quit rugby, not recover. So sometimes I went out on dates, it was a bit complicated. Then I put that possibility out of my head. »

Cazeaux was practiced a first time, a joint washing which was not enough. “Afterwards they removed a row of bones and they put a plate in my wrist to stabilize all that. When I saw that it was going well, that I could resume rugby, it was a pure joy to find the group.. The international with four selections, holder during the victorious match of the Blues in Australia in July 2021 (28-26), had to wait several weeks before returning to the weight room – “I know by heart”he smiled. “Fortunately during this period, the group in Bordeaux was great and as I am very close to my family, I returned to Dax, it gave me some air. »

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