Goosen crocked, again

March 18, 2013
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Reports from Australia suggests Johan Goosen tore ligaments in his knee and will require surgery.

Cheetahs team management confirmed to Rugby365 that Goosen slipped an tore cruciate ligaments in what was described as a freak accident.

He will return home on Thursday where a further decision will be made whether surgery is required.

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18 Comments

  1. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Too weak for rugby… needs to go see JW’s conditioning coach that has worked wonders with Mogg!

  2. avatar Craven says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    That substance use coming home to roost?

  3. avatar biltongbek says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    He must go play sevens.

  4. avatar Boertjie says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Reply to Craven @ 1:16 pm:

    Interesting comment. Very interesting.
    There are people who believe that is
    also the cause for some players just not
    recovering from their injuries . . .

  5. avatar Bekke says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Ai bliksem – he was just regaining the form that makes him the no. 1 flyhalve in SA by proverbial mile! :support:

  6. avatar Vetgesmeerde Blits says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    What a pity. The Cheetahs are going to miss him hugely.
    Who is their 2nd choice flyhalf? I hope it isn’t Riaan Smit,
    Would rather play Francios Brummer or even Hansie Graaf.
    Goosens injuries will cut his carreer short if it continues at this rate. What has in been, 2 serious knee injurie, 1 serious shoulder injury and a heel injury. Not looking good.

  7. avatar Morné says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Reply to Vetgesmeerde Blits @ 5:45 pm:

    Riaan Smit is set to play this weekend.

  8. avatar Vetgesmeerde Blits says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Reply to Craven @ 1:16 pm:
    I don’t think so. Goosen tested positive for methylhexaneamine(a minor stimulant similar to caffiene)in the end of 2010. That is the same supplement Chilliboy and Bjorn Basson tested positive for. At the time it was found in a lot of supplements and some energy drinks. It has nothing to do with building muscle.

    Unless he is using steriods. If he is then he is using some mediocre stuff as it doesn’t look like he is building any muscle. Someone probably sold him oros and told him it is race horse steroids.

    In my view it is either a case of being fragile like Johny Wilkinson, or he was rushed back to soon after his previous knee injury. His knee might have healed but it could be a case of his leg muscles not being conditioned enough for the impact of Superrugby.

  9. avatar Vetgesmeerde Blits says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 6:08 pm:

    O bliksem, enige iemand behalwe Sussa Smit

  10. avatar Americano says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Wow. The vultures are circling overhead & some have even started picking at the Goose’s bones.

    While many colleseium goers are braying for Ceasar to give the thumbs down to the Goose’s career – I’ll remind you that he is very young & will do so again when he’s announced for the WC squad.

    This is very sad & can’t help but think one Messerschmitt is very emotional right now.

    Givem hell Goose ! :wave:

  11. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Fuck, just when he was coming back into form. Poor kid and poor us. I hope you recover soon.

    Cheeaths are going to hurt from this.

  12. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Reply to Americano @ 3:06 am:

    No methinks it’s more a case of frustration from fans…

    Cheetahs could do with Ebersohn still after his match-winning performance against the Reds… that Riaan Smit doesn’t look too bad though…

  13. avatar Craven says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Reply to Vetgesmeerde Blits @ 6:24 pm:

    Fair enough, was just wondering about it. The kid seems very, very injury prone.

  14. avatar Odin says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 11:13 am

    The Cheetahs have spirit. Hopefully a bit of luck as well…but good coaching a-la Jake White…anyways – we hold thumbs – you make us proud Cheetahs

  15. avatar Vetgesmeerde Blits says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Reply to Americano @ 3:06 am:
    Wait a minute, Willie can play at 10! He was a recognized flyhalf at Boland.

    They called him their own Quade Cooper

  16. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Reply to Vetgesmeerde Blits @ 12:27 pm:

    that would be my option but I guess Smith will get the nod as being the bench 10…

  17. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Force were good against Reds… but they haven’t beaten the Cheetahs in two outings now… Goosen or no Goosen…

    Going to be bitter-sweet for Sias…

  18. avatar mawm-the-ever-hopeful-shark says:
    March 19th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    It is more likely to be as a result of cortisone injections which many doctors use for their anti-inflammatory effect to get sportsmen back on the field as soon as possible. While they give good relief from tendon inflammation, multiple injections cause weakening of the tendons, loss of bone at the site, thinning of tissue, etc. This is a problem for high performance sportsmen as they will not/cannot wait for healing to be complete, with minor injuries for example taking at least 6 weeks to heal, as they need to compete at the next match/championship.

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