Leo’o to miss Racing Metro’s Top14 season start

New Zealand number eight Johnny Leo’o looks set to miss the start of Racing Metro’s Top 14 Rugby season after he fell victim to a blood clot in his lung (pulmonary embolism).

Leo’o initially suffered a blood clot in his calf during last Friday’s friendly against Toulouse before being rushed to hospital after it spread to his lungs and caused him “excruciating pain”.

The 33-year-old Auckland native who can also play at flanker is set to leave the Clamart hospital in the next few days before undergoing further tests to determine how long he will be out of action.

Racing Metro travel to Agen on Saturday for their Top 14 opener.

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