The orthopedic surgery department at the University Hospital Hotel Dieu in Nantes, France, operated on a double Tibia-Fibula fracture early evening yesterday and Franck Cammas will begin his rehabilitation in January 2016.
Undergoing surgery lasting several hours in the latter half of the afternoon, Franck Cammas was reassured by the doctors when he came round: he will not lose the use of his foot; the arteries, nerves and tendons are unaffected.
Though the continuation of the challenge set by Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson with Groupama Team France for the 35th America's Cup remains a reality, the same does not hold true for preparations for the Olympic Games, which Cammas has been involved in for the past three years with his co-skipper Sophie de Turckheim.
Battling it out with the triple world champions Besson - Riou to secure possible qualification during the World Nacra 17 Championship in Clearwater this coming February, the Lorient-based crew obviously won't be able to defend its chances.
Franck Cammas, one of the most successful French sailors in the world, rounding Cape Horn in a Nacra F0 FCS with Johannes Wiebel (GER).