Currie Cup

Steyn back on operating table

2013-10-29 09:25
Francois Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sharks centre Francois Steyn is set to undergo minor surgery that will rule him out of action for at least three weeks, a report on the SA Rugbymag website indicates.

Steyn, 26, underwent surgery in May this year after he injured his leg playing for the Sharks against the Highlanders in the Super Rugby competition.

He was diagnosed with compartment syndrome - a heavy pressure build-up in a limb.

He made his return to action for the Sharks in the Currie Cup semi-finals against Free State two weeks ago and also played in their 33-19 final win over Western Province at Newlands on the weekend.

Steyn, who was not included in the Springbok squad named on Monday, will now have a scope to remove whatever still needs to be removed from his previous operation.

This means he won't be available as a possible injury replacement for the duration of the Springboks' end-of-year tour to Europe next month.

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