After Cyril Baille was again hit in the adductors, against South Africa on November 12, Fabien Galthié, fearing an inguinal hernia, had hinted that the left pillar of Stade Toulousain was forced to have another operation. . The new examinations having revealed a simple hematoma, the French international should only be absent for a month, and be able to play in the 6 Nations Tournament.
Usually, when Fabien Galthié shows lucidity, things generally go well for the XV of France. This time, no supporter of the Blues will regret that the French coach did not show the greatest foresight.
And for good reason, since on November 12 after his team brought down the South African world champions, Galthié feared that Cyril Baille, who had just injured himself again, would suffer from an inguinal hernia forcing him to to have surgery again and therefore to be sidelined for a long time again when he had already missed part of the start of the season due to an adductor injury which had forced him to undergo surgery this summer surgical. This is also what the first exams passed by the left pillar of Toulouse, who then also feared a relapse, could suggest. Baille had crossed his fingers that the new exams would contradict what the first ones suggested. And he did well.
Yawn back before the end of the year?
The pillar, who had resumed competition just two weeks before this match against the Springboks, only suffered from a hematoma in the adductors. He will therefore not have to undergo surgery for the second time this year. Nor will he have to wait several months again before being able to find his teammates. At worst, Baille should be absent for a month. Maybe even three weeks only. In both cases, he will not miss the next 6 Nations Tournament.
What Galthié however strongly feared ten days ago after the new blow for his left pillar. Everything even suggests that the native of Pau will be able to play again before the end of the year, the LNB having again scheduled two days of Top 14 during the holidays. Good news for Toulouse as for these Blues who will try next February to keep their trophy.