Cape Town - Springbok No 8 Uzair Cassiem was on Monday ruled out of action for up to six weeks as a result of the rib injury he sustained against the Wallabies this past weekend in Bloemfontein.
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Cassiem left the field early in the first half and was replaced by Jean-Luc du Preez.
“Uzair sustained a fractured rib and it will take him about six weeks to recover,” confirmed Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok team doctor.
“Apart from the normal bumps and bruises after a very hard Test match, the rest of the players are in good health. Actually, if you look at us going through a tough Rugby Championship and the strenuous Super Rugby competition, then I am glad to report that the rest of the squad are all able to train this afternoon (Monday).”
“From a medical and conditioning point of view, we are in a very good space.”