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    Burger 'stable' in hospital

    2013-04-09 14:38

    Cape Town - Stormers and Springbok flank Schalk Burger remains hospitalised nearly two weeks after contracting bacterial meningitis following an operation on a calf injury.

    Burger, who will turn 30 on Saturday, was diagnosed with the potentially serious infection on March 27.

    His Stormers team confirmed he is still in the hospital, but in a stable condition as he recovers. His family said on March 28 that he was likely to remain in the hospital for two weeks after the diagnosis.

    Burger hasn't played since injuring his knee over a year ago. He was due to return to Super Rugby this season for the Stormers, only to hurt his calf and then pick up bacterial meningitis.

    Burger, who has played 68 Tests for South Africa and 88 Super Rugby matches for the Stormers, was named as the IRB Player of the Year in 2004.

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