TOP 14 OUTFIT Racing-Metro look set to be without first choice duo full back Benjamin Dambielle and fly-half Jonathan Wisniewski for several months after both were diagnosed with serious injuries today.
Dambielle has ruptured cruciate ligaments in his right knee while Wisniewski has a herniated disc and the club said both will undergo surgery in the next few days.
Both Wisniewski and Dambielle suffered the injuries during the 13-12 defeat by Clermont on Sunday – the former going off in the 11th minute and the latter in the 64th.
Racing are in the same Heineken Cup pool as Munster, Edinburgh and Saracens.
Their injuries add to the woes of sporting director Pierre Berbizier as Argentinian trio Juan Martin Hernandez, Juan Imhoff and Alvaro Galindo are away on international duty while Sebastien Descons, veteran wing Sireli Bobo, Albert VuliVuli and Johnny Leo’o are out injured.
Italian prop Andrea Lo Cicero, Fijian lock Jone Qovu and wing Benjamin Fall are coming back from injury but not yet match fit. Racing-Metro are seventh after four games, having won two and lost two.