He had to be evacuated urgently.
The second line of Nice James Lasis was seriously injured on Sunday during the National match, the third division, against Narbonne.
The 25-year-old Englishman, who arrived at the Riviera club this summer, remained inert on the ground after a scrum ten minutes before the end of the match won 19-24 by the Aude team, describes Nice Matin.
According to the regional daily, the colossus of 1.95 m and 120 kilos was hit in the neck.
Placed on oxygen and evacuated on a stretcher, James Lasis no longer had sensations in his arms and legs.
After losing consciousness, the second line was transported to the Pasteur hospital in Nice for surgery.
“Big thoughts for James Lasis, injured during the meeting.
We will keep you informed of his state of health as soon as possible, ”his club wrote on social media.
🙏 All thoughts of the @SFParisRugby family are with James Lasis, his club and everyone around him.
- Stade Français Paris (@SFParisRugby) April 26, 2021
Several clubs, including the Stade Français and the Olympic Biarritz, have sent messages of support to the player and his Nice team. On social networks, a publication circulating on Monday invites "the big rugby family" to think about him and his recovery by listening to the song "Sweet Caroline" this Friday evening at 10pm.