TOP 14. FRANCE RUGBY. The incessant injuries of the Blues at the start of the seasonLess than a year before the start of the World Cup, the Habs are not spared from injury. Touched on Saturday against Brive in the Top 14, Arthur Vincent will again be kept away from the field for several weeks. “Arthur basically suffers from chondropathy“, explains the MHR in a statement on Tuesday. It is a degeneration of the cartilage at the level of the knee joint which can lead to blockages. For the French champion, the results of the MRI are nevertheless very reassuring. In the Hérault ranks, we feared a relapse of the French center like Toulouse Cros. In October 2021, he had suffered a rupture of the cruciate ligaments. It is not so. XV OF FRANCE. François Cros package for the tour, a boon for Ollivon?However, his absence is estimated at more than a month. Which could compromise his chances of applying for the November tour with the France team. The Blues must face Japan, Australia and especially South Africa. A series of tests which could be used by the tricolor staff as a final rehearsal before embracing the 2023 Tournament and especially the World Cup. Vincent, who has not worn the tricolor jersey since the tour of Australia in 2021, will have little opportunity to shine with the selection before the World Cup. However, Virimi Vakatawa’s recent retirement could provide opportunities in the centre. As a reminder, center Gaël Fickou was also injured at the start of the season.TOP 14. Baille, Villière, Fickou… The beginnings of a season of fear?