Injured in the finger last Saturday against Scotland, the back of the XV of Italy and Stade Toulousain confirmed this Friday that he had had to undergo an operation on the middle finger of his left hand.

“In the first minutes of our beautiful and difficult victory against Scotland, I injured my finger. Tests carried out since then have shown a displaced fracture, Ange Capuozzo said on Instagram. I tried everything to finish the tournament with the team against Wales, but I was forced to stop for emergency surgery.

The 24-year-old said the operation went well and he hopes to return as soon as possible with Toulouse to finish the season. His absence could, however, last up to two months.

Ange Capuozzo missed the opening match of the Six Nations against England due to illness, then played the next three matches, scoring a try in Italy’s 13-13 draw against France. He is out of the match against Wales this Saturday in Cardiff, replaced at the back by Lorenzo Pani.