Daude suffers brain injury
Bourgoin lock Jean Daude, who won his one and only cap against Scotland in this year's Six Nations tournament, was in hospital on Monday suffering from brain injuries following Sundays' Elite League match with Castres.
A spokesman for the Union Clinic at Toulouse described Daude's injury as a severe contusion to the medulla although there was no damage to the skull itself.
"Jean Daude was the victim of a violent brain trauma," said a statement sent to AFP by brain surgeon Dr Gilles Dubois and Dr W. Blanluet.
"His state necessitates an attentive medical surveillance and reanimation. He (Daude) is actually conscious and is breathing without artificial aid."
A new bulletin will be issued on Wednesday but Dr Dubois said that the lesion was dangerous and Daude would be under close observation.
Daude sustained his injury in a clash of heads with Castres' Irish lock Jeremy Davidson and was stretchered off and taken to a Castres casualty unit before being transferred to the Toulouse brain unit.