Cape Town - The Cheetahs on Monday
confirmed that flank Heinrich Brussow would be sidelined for an extended period
after breaking his arm in their 18-17 Super Rugby loss to the Reds in
Bloemfontein at the weekend.
The Springbok left the field in the 14th
minute of the match at Free State Stadium and underwent surgery on Sunday.
The Cheetahs released an injury report on
Monday saying Brussow would be out for approximately three months.
Fullback Willie le Roux is struggling
with an ankle injury and will be sidelined for the next five weeks.
It was also confirmed that fullback Coenie
van Wyk injured his right ankle in the game against the Reds and is set to be
sidelined for approximately four weeks.
Other players on the injury list include
wing Raymond Rhule (hamstring, two to three weeks), loose forwards Jean Cook
(abdominal muscle, two to three weeks) and Oupa Mohoje (groin, three to four
weeks), and lock Lood de Jager (elbow, four weeks).
The Cheetahs next tackle the Lions in
Johannesburg this Saturday (17:05 kick-off).