Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke will know on Wednesday if he could select Jurgen Visser, Flip van der Merwe and Akona Ndungane for this weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Waratahs in Sydney.
Visser (foot), Van der Merwe (bicep) and Ndungane (hamstring) will undergo a final fitness assessment on Wednesday before team selection, team doctor Org Strauss confirmed.
Strauss also confirmed that Dewald Potgieter had successful surgery on his torn bicep. The player will be out of action for six months.
Deon Stegmann, who also returned home due to a groin injury, will undergo surgery on 23 April. This could rule him out for at least four months.
Pierre Spies (bicep), Arno Botha (knee) and Frik Kirsten (neck) remains on the long-term recovery list.