The Vodacom Bulls has suffered their first casualty of the season with Travis Ismaiel to miss a huge part of this years Vodacom Super Rugby.
Ismaiel is struggling to recover from a shoulder injury according to SARugbyMag
It was believed that Ismaiel had recover from the surgery to his shoulder and that he would have been fit to start the season with the Bulls.
According to the Bulls medical staff Ismaiel is expected to be out for at-least another three months.
The Bulls will also be without their hooker Jaco Visagie who is struggling with an ankle injury after retuning from his loan to Gloucester in the offseason.
Visagie will be out for about eight weeks.
With Visagie out it is left to Brits to start for the Bulls with Marutlulle also injured.
At this moment the only fit hookers at the Bulls are Brits and the 21-year-old Johan Grobbelaar.