French Rugby
Szarzewski ruled out for France
ESPNscrum Staff
November 5, 2010
 Dimitri Szarzewski of France evades the tackle of Luke Fitzgerald of Ireland. Ireland v France, Six Nations, Croke Park, Feb 7 2009
Dimitri Szarzewski suffered an Achilles injury © Getty Images

Dimitri Szarzewski has been ruled out of France's opening international Test against Fiji next weekend due to an ankle injury.

The Stade Francais hooker, who has won 48 caps for his country, is suffering from an Achilles tendon , which was diagnosed during France's first training session outside Paris on Friday. His involvement in France's November internationals was already in doubt after he was cited for an alleged headbutt during Stade's Top 14 match with Toulon.

Szarzewski will not be replaced in the squad with Toulouse's William Servat and Guilhem Guirado of Perpignan left to contest the hooker position. After the Fiji game on November 13, France face Argentina in Montpellier and Australia at Stade de France in Paris on successive weekends.

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