Injury setback for Blue Bulls

July 23, 2014
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The Blue Bulls have suffered a major blow before the start of the 2014 ABSA Currie Cup. Springbok speedster Bjorn Basson wll be on the side-lines for at least the next four weeks according to doctor Org Strauss.

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Basson is suffering from an ankle injury. Basson holds the record for the most tries in a season when he was still playing for GWK Griquas.

Jacques du Plessis is expected to be back after four weeks for a broken jaw.

Hooker Callie Visagie will be rested for two weeks as he is battling with a back strain but should be fit for the first game.

Centres Dan Kriel, JJ Engelbrecht and Jessie Kriel will sit out for one week.

The Bulls long term injuries are:

Tiaan Schoeman (ankle, 5 weeks)
Pierre Spies (bicep, 4 months)
Arno Botha (knee, 4 months)
Frik Kirsten (neck, 4 months or retirement)
Jaco Visagie (knee, 3 months)
Flip van der Merwe (knee, 5 months).

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