France's Wesley Fofana ruled out of Six Nations

He ruptured his achilles tendon on Saturday

France's Wesley Fofana ruled out of Six Nations

France's Wesley Fofana. Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

French centre Wesley Fofana will miss this year's Six Nations Championship after suffering a serious injury in the Champions Cup this weekend.

Fofana ruptured his achilles tendon while playing for Clermont-Auvergne during their 48-26 win over the Exeter Chiefs on Saturday.

A statement released by the club said: "He will see a surgeon tomorrow for a very likely operation and a long period of unavailability. He is out of the Six Nations."

Fofana is one of the most exciting centres in the game, and the news will as big blow for French coach Guy Noves whose side face England at Twickenham on the opening weekend of the tournament.