Referee Mathieu Raynal sustained a double fracture of his tibia and fibula, a broken collarbone and a sprained left ankle after colliding with a player.
The injury occurred in a Top 14 fixture between Montpellier and Racing Metro on Friday and has left Raynal immobilised due to being unable to use crutches. He has no memory of the incident.
"Do not ask me how it happened, I do not really remember anything," he told The Independent.
"I am completely immobilised because I can't rely on crutches because of my broken collarbone. The doctors tell me that I could start walking and running in three months.
"Many players, coaches, managers and referees have called me to offer support: Paul Goze, Serge Blanco, Eric Bayle and many others. [Retired footballer] Jean-Michel Larqué also sent wishes which warms the heart. It gives me courage which I'll need."
We would also like to add our own best wishes to Raynal in his recovery.