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    Doppies faces lengthy lay-off

    2012-03-27 11:14
    Johannesburg - Hopes of what was supposed to be the turnaround in the Lions’ Super Rugby season are now fading fast amidst a major injury crisis.

    The newest player on the sidelines is experienced centre and vice-captain Doppies la Grange. He had surgery on his elbow on Monday and could face a lay-off of up to three months.

    He left the field clutching his injured elbow in the 64th minute on Saturday's match against the Stormers at Coca-Cola Park.

    La Grange’s injury means the Lions’ supply of centres has all but been exhausted with all their other specialist centres either injured in pre-season or recent matches. They are Alwyn Hollenbach, Waylon Murray and Dylan des Fountain.

    Only Hollenbach does not have a long-term injury.

    The Lions’ options are to keep fullback Jaco Taute at centre where he played in the nail-biting defeat to the Stormers.

    Youngster Ruan Combrinck, who came on as a substitute against the Stormers, is also an option.

    Butch James can also play at centre, a logical move if Elton Jantjies is fit to face the Crusaders this weekend.

    Jantjies was back in training on Monday after a foot injury kept him on the sidelines. Scrumhalf Michael Bondesio could also be back in contention after recovering from a thigh injury.

    Lions captain Josh Strauss should be fit to play despite fears he suffered a concussion after leaving the field against the Stormers.
     

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