Town - Springbok Sevens scrumhalf Branco du Preez underwent corrective surgery
at a Bellville hospital on Tuesday and is set to miss the rest of the year
because of the injury.
surgery means Du Preez will miss the opening two tournaments of the Sevens
World Series in Dubai and Cape Town, which takes place in December.
livewire playmaker has been experiencing discomfort from the niggling injury
for some time. The player decided that it would be better for him to undergo
corrective surgery before the season gets underway, so he can return to action
fully fit at the beginning of next year.
coming Sevens season is the most important one yet, and the busy calendar
includes an expanded World Series of ten tournaments and the 2016 Rio Olympic
Gordon, the Springbok Sevens team doctor, said the operation went well. “Branco
underwent a right shoulder operation to stabilise the shoulder joint. The
procedure went smoothly and the surgeons who operated on him are happy with the
outcome,” explained Gordon.
Springbok Sevens training group are currently busy with their pre-season
programme at their base camp in Stellenbosch.
members of the squad played for the SARU Sevens Academy the past weekend in
Windhoek and their next warm-up tournament takes place at the end of October in