Parisse set to miss start of Rugby World Cup

Italy captain Sergio Parisse will not join up with the team in Rome on September
12 following surgery to drain a haematoma, the Italian rugby federation announced
on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Argentine-born No 8 has 112 caps for Italy and is their star

He underwent surgery in Paris on Monday to drain a haematoma — a swelling
of clotted blood — in a muscle in his left leg, after he picked up a knock
in Italy’s World Cup warm-up Test defeat to Wales in Cardiff last weekend.

The federation said that Parisse was currently undergoing treatment with his
Paris-based club Stade Francais and would not meet up with the Italy team in
Rome on September 12, but instead link up “at a later date” in England.

“The goal is to optimise as much as possible the recovery process and
to avoid any movements that are not strictly necessary,” it said.

“Further updates on the player’s condition will be issued after the national
team has gathered.”

Italy open their World Cup campaign on September 19 in Twickenham against France.

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