Claassens blow for Toulon
- 15 Oct 2013
Toulon's South African scrumhalf Michael Claassens has been ruled out for six weeks with a hand injury.
Claassens was forced off in Toulon's 51-28 win over Glasgow in the opening round of the European Cup on Sunday.
The former Bath No 9 broke a bone in his left hand, forcing him out for the next month and a half.
Toulon also lost flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson to a cut on his hand, but after having stitches he is expected to play against the Cardiff Blues next weekend.
The European champions moved Frédéric Michalak to scrumhalf in the wake of Claassens's injury, but also have Sebastian Tillous-Borde in their squad with Michalak to cover. Toulon's other No 9, Nicolas Durand, is currently on loan at Perpignan.
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