ASM Clermont announced on Monday that its hooker Yohan Beheregaray would be out for three months because he has to have adductor surgery.
A hard blow for ASM Clermont, current tenth in the Top 14 ranking. The Auvergne club will be without hooker Yohan Beheregaray for the next three months. The reason ? An operation of the adductors to treat his pubalgia. “The treatment of pubalgia now involves a surgical operation which will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) in Gironde at the hands of Doctor Gilles Reboul at the Bordeaux-Mérignac sports clinic. An intervention that Julien Bonnaire, Nick Abendanon, Benson Stanley or Marius Joubert had undergone in previous years and which will keep Yohan Beheregaray away from the lawns for a period of approximately three months.said the ASM in a press release.
Hit in the adductors in January, the 26-year-old hooker had been absent for a month. Returning to competition on February 4, he could only play 34 minutes in the victory against Castres, before relapsing. Yohan Beheregaray therefore has no other choice than to resolve to the operation. He will therefore miss the next eight Top 14 games and the round of 16 of the Challenge Cup on the lawn of Bristol, and could return on the occasion of the last day of the regular season of the championship, May 27 against Racing 92 .
Good news for Clermont all the same
By then, the Jaunards, who will already be deprived of another hooker, Adrien Pélissié (rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the right knee) for the rest of the season, hope to have ensured their maintenance. They are currently six points behind the barrage, Brive, but also five points from sixth place. Everything is still possible. Beheregaray, born in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques then trained in Pau and Bayonne before leaving for Clermont at 18, has already played 105 games in the yellow and blue jersey, and scored 12 tries.
Fortunately, ASM received several good news on Monday, with the gradual return to the squad of Etienne Fourcade (concussion protocol), Rabah Slimani (hamstring muscle injury), Tomas Lavanini (concussion protocol), Alexandre Fischer (injury calf muscle), Baptiste Jauneau (concussion protocol) and Bautista Delguy (hand wound), for the match at Bordeaux-Bègles on Sunday.