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Meyer: Louw should be fine

2013-11-18 09:04
Francois Louw (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says flank Francois Louw’s injury is unlikely to be as serious as initially feared.

As it happened: Scotland v Springboks

Louw was stretchered from the field in a neck brace four minutes before the end of South Africa’s 28-0 win over Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday.

While it initially appeared to be a serious injury, the coach said he expected Louw to recover.

"I've spoken to the doctor and it was precautionary. He's injured his neck but he should be fine. We're still monitoring him,” Meyer told AFP.

Louw was also spotted giving a “thumbs-up” as he was being stretchered off the Murrayfield pitch.

Prop Frans Malherbe also left the field injured in the 33rd minute with the coach less optimistic about his chances of facing France in Paris this weekend.

"Frans has got a ripped cartilage," Meyer said. "We're not sure if he's going to be fine. The doctor will make a decision tomorrow (Monday) but at this stage we're not very hopeful that he will be able to continue."

Francois Louw stretchered off the Murrayfield pitch (Getty Images).


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