Just over the halfway stage of Super Rugby and the injury list are starting to get longer with some worries for Rassie Erasmus.
At the Lions exciting Lions flyhalf Gianni Lombard’s season is over due to a knee injury. Lombard ruptured his ACL, tore his MCL and also suffered a bilateral meniscus tear.
Bulls centre Jesse Kriel underwent an ankle operation on Tuesday.
We wish Jesse Kriel a speedy recovery after his successful surgery.
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) April 30, 2019
He posted a picture on Twitter lying in his hospital bed. Kriel was expected to be sidelined for between six to eight weeks.
Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira has returned to South Africa with a knee injury. Scans showed an injury to his MCL on the left knee.
At this stage it is not known how long Beast will be sidelined.
Pieter-Steph du Toit will not be making the trip with the Stormers this week to Argentina due to a shoulder injury.
The injury is not as serious as first thought but is still a worry.
Super Rugby is one of the toughest competitions in the world playing week in an week out and injuries is part of it all but in a World Cup year Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will be hoping that there is not much more.