Six Nations
Parra to miss rest of Six Nations with knee injury
ESPN Staff
March 2, 2015
Morgan Parra started against Wales in place of scrum-half rival Rory Kockott © Getty Images

France scrum-half Morgan Parra will miss the rest of the Six Nations after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage during the first half of Saturday's defeat to Wales in Paris.

Parra's club side Clermont-Auvergne have announced that the 26-year-old is set to be sidelined for around 10 weeks with the injury, although he will not need to undergo an operation.

A club statement read: "The Clermont scrum-half, injured during the first half of the match between France and Wales, suffered a ruptured posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

"His injury does not require surgery but immobilisation of four weeks with a period of absence estimated at about 10 weeks."

Parra returned after half-time against Wales with strapping on his injured right knee but was replaced by Sebastien Tillous-Borde in the 53rd minute of the 20-13 loss at the Stade de France.

As well as sitting out France's final two Six Nations matches against Italy and England, Parra will also miss Clermont's European Champions Cup quarter-final against Northampton on April 4.

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