Bordeaux-Bègles winger Geoffrey Cros will be absent until the end of the season due to a ruptured cruciate ligaments.
Geoffrey Cros’ season is already over! The Bordeaux-Bègles winger will not return to the rugby fields for many months, following his serious knee injury suffered on Friday while trying to avoid a tackle from Filipo Nakosi during the UBB victory in Castres (29- 30, 9th day of Top 14). Released in the 16th minute and replaced by Yoram Falatea Moefana, the 23-year-old took exams on Monday, and he unveiled the diagnosis, without much surprise, on his Instagram account: ” Menisci affected, rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament as well as the internal one“. We will therefore not see the native of Nice again this season.
Since the start of the season, Cros had played six Top 14 games, all as a starter, and had scored four tries, including a resounding hat-trick in the 71-5 win over Agen on October 31. He was already doing better than last season, where he scored three tries in twelve league games, where the UBB was in the lead before the end of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cros had already been seriously injured in 2018
This is already the second big injury for the one who wears the Bordeaux-Bègles jersey since 2016 (he started his professional career at Tarbes). In January 2018, he suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and was unable to replay for eleven months.
According to France Bleu Gironde, the UBB, current seventh in the Top 14 with two games less (like many clubs), is still hesitant to recruit a medical joker, even if Santiago Cordero, another winger in the workforce, will still be absent several weeks since he played the Rugby Championship in Australia with Argentina. With the success that we know, the Pumas having beaten the All Blacks on Saturday (25-15) for the very first time in their history!