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John Smit injury scare

2010-05-03 07:50
John Smit
The latest Tweet from John Smit on social networking site, Twitter, suggests that the Bok captain had an issue with the way Jonathan Kaplan handled the scrums in the game between the Sharks and Bulls on Saturday. As a result, the Bok and Sharks skipper injured his neck in a scrum engagement and will be going in for a precautionary scan on his neck.

“Scan on my neck today, with the ref getting the engage setup distance wrong my neck got caught in an engage & now its a tad sore! Hold thumbs,” said Smit on Twitter.

It is hardly news the Durban based franchise will welcome, given that they lost Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis to a serious neck injury in the build-up to the crunch game against the Bulls last week.

Du Plessis underwent surgery on a damaged vertebra in his neck on Thursday morning and Sharks head coach John Plumtree said on Saturday that early speculation that the combative hooker would be out for only six weeks was way too optimistic.

“The injury is far more serious than that and he is not expected to play for at least three months.” 

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