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Parra out for 10 weeks with knee injury

March 2, 2015

PARIS (AP) — France scrumhalf Morgan Parra will miss the rest of the Six Nations after being ruled out for at least 10 weeks with a knee injury.

Parra, who plays for Clermont in the Top 14, won’t undergo surgery after tearing the posterior ligament in his right knee during France’s 20-13 loss to Wales on Saturday.

Clermont said Monday that Parra’s knee will be immobilized for four weeks and that “his return to competition won’t be possible before 10 weeks.”

Parra was sidelined with a similar injury on his left knee in 2013. He will also miss Clermont’s match against Northampton in the European Cup next month.

Parra damaged his knee in the first half, but kept playing until the 53rd minute when he was replaced by Sebastien Tillous Borde.

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