Instead he is expected to return this weekend for a clash with relegation battlers Agen after a rapid recovery.
In his absence Clermont lost at Biarritz this weekend, fellow French internationals Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser, Vincent Debaty and Wesley Fofana were also rested for the game.
That was not the case with Toulouse however, who hit top gear in the final quarter of their clash with Stade Français thanks to their international returnees.
Yoann Huget, who started every game of the RBS 6 Nations, scored twice, with Vincent Clerc, Thierry Dusautoir and Maxime Médard also getting on the scoresheet.
French tighthead Nicolas Mas was also in action for Perpignan against Racing Metro and insisted there were positives to take despite a narrow loss.
He said: "We have to take the positives from the game, mainly the bonus point and our good fightback in the second half which gave us a chance of winning."