According to information from Var Matin, the French pillar of RC Toulon Florian Fresia, injured in the ankle for a year, is forced to stop his career at 31, after experiencing numerous complications.
Florian Fresia has a contract with RC Toulon for one more season, but he is not going to honor it. The 31-year-old French pillar can no longer play at a high level because of his injured ankle for a year. This Tuesday, the regional daily Be Matin reveals that the native of Gassin is forced to end his career prematurely. The season presentation press conference scheduled for Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. should confirm the information. Since breaking his ankle ligaments in August 2022 during a friendly match against Clermont, the former French U20 international has been going through a nightmare. He indeed caught staphylococci aureus a few days after the operation, which required a new passage on the pool table, then a rather heavy treatment.
“It was very complicated, especially at the start, because my wife had just given birth. So we had a toddler and a little girl, except that I was in pain, I was in pain, I couldn’t sleep, I was sleeping all night long, and it was difficult to manage at the family level… I couldn’t walk, I was lying in bed for more than three weeks, freezing my leg, having to keep it in the air, unable to move“, told Fresia to Be Matin last March.
Fresia member of the team that achieved the European treble
Then, it is a bone edema which settled at the level of the ankle “in a problematic place”. In March, the player was able to walk without having pain, but obviously, the situation deteriorated again, and the pillar must therefore stop his career.
Be Matin reveals that the RCT offered him a retraining within the club, but that he would have finally decided to embark on more personal projects. Florian Fresia’s professional career will therefore have lasted ten years, the time to win the Shield of Brennus in 2014, three Champions Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and to be called up with the XV of France in 2016, but without playing. The Varois played a total of 167 games with the Rouge et Noir, almost half of them as a starter. But his adventure with his lifelong club is now over.