ANTOINE DUPONT sparked fears his Rugby World Cup may already be over.
That’s after being rushed to hospital following a sickening clash of heads during France’s drubbing of Namibia.
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The tournament hosts showed their strength with an incredible 96-0 victory on Thursday.
But the result was overshadowed by a horrific injury to superstar captain Dupont early in the second half.
The scrum-half was crunched in a head-to-head collision with opponent Johan Deysel.
Dupont looked to be in agony as he required pitch-side treatment from medics.
He was then rushed to hospital with a suspected broken cheekbone, which could see him miss a minimum of three weeks.
Indeed, there are now fears Dupont’s World Cup could be over should the damage be more serious.
As for Deysel, he was shown a yellow for the collision.
But the penalty was upgraded to a red during the bunker review, with the Namibia captain now set to serve a ban.
It certainly took the shine off France’s stunning 14-try romp.
Damian Penaud bagged a hat-trick, with Jonathan Danty also scoring twice.
It was the seventh-highest score in Rugby World Cup history.
And it also saw Namibia clock up a record 25th straight tournament defeat.
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