Stade Francais teenager Nicolas Chauvin has tragically passed away after suffering a serious injury in an academy match.
Chauvin, 19, was hurt in the early stages of Sunday’s clash with Bordeaux and subsequently underwent surgery on a fractured neck.
On Wednesday, Stade confirmed the youngster had died in hospital after suffering a “cervical trauma that resulted in cardiac arrest and cerebral anoxia”.
A statement read: “It is with immense sadness that Stade Francais Paris shares the death of Nicolas Chauvin.”
“All our thoughts go to Nicolas’ family.”
C’est avec une immense tristesse que le Stade Français Paris fait part du décès de Nicolas Chauvin. Toutes nos pensées vont à la famille de Nicolas.
— Stade Français Paris (@SFParisRugby) December 12, 2018
Clubs and players were quick to show support for Chauvin’s family.
— RCT – RC Toulon (@RCTofficiel) December 12, 2018
— Premiership Rugby (@premrugby) December 12, 2018
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