The initial prognosis last night after the game was that he will be out for a minimum of 4-6 weeks – but that is the best case scenario. It is more likely that Schalk will miss a full 2 to 3 months of rugby given the type of injury he sustained.
The medical staff has to wait for some of the swelling to go down before they can do a proper diagnosis where Burger is due for scans today.
Coach Allister Coetzee was not in a happy mood with the news on Burger’s injury where both he and Jean de Villiers highlighted the importance of a guy like Schalk not only as player but also as a captain.
Coetzee’s headache does not stop with the loss of his captain where he will now be forced to re-shuffle his back-row combination to accommodate the loss.
Kolisi who came on for the Stormers had a great game but Coetzee stressed that the balance of his back row has been seriously compromised and a total re-think is now needed ahead the Sharks match next week.