RMC SPORT INFO – Japan international Kotaro Matsushima, whose departure has been announced in recent weeks, may extend to Clermont. There are discussions between the two parties.
His departure seemed certain. At the end of the decade this summer, Kotaro Matsushima was on his way back to Japan. Arrived two years ago in Auvergne, the international depth (29 years, 42 selections) expressed, behind the scenes, his desire to return for health reasons, he is not vaccinated, but also because of the will of his union to bring his return to the country. Many thought we would never see him again next season in the Top 14 list, but the person in question has yet to officially give his answer.
He was injured in his right shoulder
According to information from RMC Sport, the situation has developed and there are discussions between the two parties regarding a possible extension. Matsushima could finally extend, as its leaders wish, but no agreement has yet been reached. It’s one of the last hotspots for Clermont’s back streak while also searching for a center. According to our information, New Zealander from Biarritz Francis Saili is being courted, but Stade Français and Lyon are also on the spot.
Kotaro Matsushima is an important component of ASM. This season, the former Tokyo Songleat player played sixteen of the 14 best matches and two matches in the Champions Cup, but was unfortunately injured on Sunday in the defeat against Leicester of England (10-29), in the round of 16. .
Tests carried out on Monday confirmed an injury to the ligaments of the right shoulder joint after a “fairly severe” separation of the clavicle, according to a club press release. Matsushima will be out of action for several weeks. At Claremont we fear he won’t be available for long but hope to see him back in action by the end of the season.
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