Springboks

Bok captain undergoes surgery

2010-09-22 15:44
John Smit (Gallo Images)
Durban - Springbok captain John Smit underwent a successful operation to repair a chronic cervical disc here on Wednesday morning.

Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts said the procedure was carried out to ensure that the disc did not get progressively worse.  “It will also ensure John’s availability for the Springboks and the Sharks for  the 2011 season,” Roberts added.

Confirming the success of the procedure, Roberts, said: “The timing was right for John to undergo surgery as he will now have a prolonged period of recovery in advance of the new season.

"This was not a career threatening injury,” Roberts added.

Smit, who has been on the Springbok conditioning programme, will be sidelined for three months and is therefore not available for the Springbok tour to Europe in November and December. 

The Springbok captain is recovering and is not available for comment.

Read more on:    springboks  |  john smit  |  boks
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
33 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
14 June 2014
South Africa v Wales, Durban 17:05
21 June 2014
South Africa v Wales, Nelspruit 17:05
28 June 2014
South Africa v Scotland, Port Elizabeth 17:00
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think the Springboks can possibly win the 2015 Rugby World Cup with 60% black representation?

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.