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Emergency op for Bjorn Basson

2012-07-22 10:00

Johannesburg - Springbok and Bulls winger Bjorn Basson will be out of rugby for between six to eight weeks after having to undergo an emergency operation to fix a perforated small intestine after his sides 28-13 loss to the Crusaders in Christchurch.

According to SuperSport.com, Basson was complaining of pain after the game and was rushed to hospital, where it was decided to have the emergency operation at 03:00 New Zealand time, and while it was a success, it will also mean Basson will not be able to travel home with his Bulls team-mates on Monday morning.

Basson’s wife was notified, but the winger will have to spend five days in hospital and five more days in New Zealand to heal before he is allowed to return home. He is destined to be on the sideline for between six and eight weeks, meaning he will probably be out of the entire Rugby Championship, or play a very limited part in it if he is fit again.

“Bjorn took a knock to the stomach, we think it was in a tackle that he got a knee or a hard hit and he had to have his small intestine reattached surgically. He will be out for between 6-8 weeks and we will reassess his condition when he gets back to Pretoria,” Bulls team doctor Org Strauss told SuperSport.com.

The team left for their stopover in Sydney with Strauss staying behind with Basson. The Doctor will rejoin the team for their Monday flight to South Africa, with Basson following on when he is allowed to travel.

The blow will be a big one for Bok coach Heyneke Meyer as well, as Basson is currently joint top try scorer in the Super Rugby series.

SuperSport

Comments
  • tom.tardis - 2012-07-22 10:10

    think it was in that lash in the air with that big SOB FIRST!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-22 10:13

      i thought i saw him crap himself when freuean or whoever smashed his stomach with the knee

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-22 10:44

      if it were ndungane it would be called black ops zOMG!!

      pat.cam.71 - 2012-07-22 11:32

      that "lash" in the air?? i think u hav a lash on the brain!! tomtheturd!!

      razz.tazz.9 - 2012-07-22 11:37

      Net 'n regstelling. Jul Stomers kan nie CHAMPAIGN rugby spell nie. Die Crusaders is die enigste oorlewende span wat so kan speel. By the way dit was my stelling wat jy nou omdraai.

      cf.coetzee.3 - 2012-07-22 12:20

      Wens hul kan jou ban!ongelooflik kinderagtig vir n volwasse man!

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-22 15:56

      @Isak, jy is so reg, daar sal Champaign rugby gespeel word, maar dit sal nog jare neem voordat julle Champagne rugby kan speel. 'Sparkling Wine sounds more like your type'

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-23 03:29

      Any of your guys read the article or you just here to insult and to troll??

      steyts - 2012-07-23 06:39

      Good luck Basson!! Hope you recover soon... For the other idiots, it is spelt champagne...Stormers groete

  • dave.roberts.182940 - 2012-07-22 10:26

    The Bulls sucked so bad last night. What an embarrassment they must be to all in Pretoria hahahaha

      maarten.slabbert.7 - 2012-07-22 12:00

      This is sadly true. From a bulls supporter.

      cf.coetzee.3 - 2012-07-22 12:19

      Dave this article is not about the bulls game!isak ek skaam my dood dat jy vir die stormers stem!swak houding!bly stil en wag dat die sharks game eers gespeel word voor jy celebrate en windgat en kinderagtige comments gee!

      cf.coetzee.3 - 2012-07-22 12:20

      Dave this article is not about the bulls game!isak ek skaam my dood dat jy vir die stormers stem!swak houding!bly stil en wag dat die sharks game eers gespeel word voor jy celebrate en windgat en kinderagtige comments gee!

      cf.coetzee.3 - 2012-07-22 13:08

      Okay we'll as jy nie verstaan wat ek se nie!!!moenie sulke onvolwasse goed se!jy is nie 16 nie!

  • leonardo.hendricks.1 - 2012-07-22 10:49

    Get well soon. We are praying for you.

      Sunshine246 - 2012-07-22 12:33

      And what exactly will you praying for...?

  • leonardo.hendricks.1 - 2012-07-22 10:49

    Get well soon. We are praying for you.

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-07-22 11:08

    not a bJorn fan but its not good when an inform bok player is injured and potentially out for the four nations . lets hope it won't affect his on field performance when going into a tackle. it happens to many talented young players when you get a big hit and get injured , look at conrad jaanjies when he returned he never was himself again.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-22 12:56

      as much as i have to admit it he has been over past two seasons the player that seems to be in the right place at the right time and that can be shown in his tries. as i said i ain't a fan of his but give credit where its due. sure he not an x factor or a outstanding play maker but he is getting across the white wash.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-22 13:31

      conrad jantjies broke his leg and pulled a marionette. this is a little poopipe rupture. the oke will be back. he is more kalahari than mitchells plein than jantjies so he is tougher.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-22 13:48

      mentally the effect is the same! any injury or big hit has that effect . look at any returning players , just some players shake it off quicker. look at moron steyn one hit and he can't kick for a season.but hey how would you know you probably never got tackled hey?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-22 16:53

      paul are u trying to insult me with a compliment about my pace and evading tackles? thanks bud

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-22 17:55

      I have and still do and this is just an idiotic argument Paul . Did you ever get tackled? Really , it's not traumatic . Rugby is not the game you should have been playing .. quittage seems more up your alley ?

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-22 18:07

      Here in case you don't grok the google.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlVzueANn1Q&feature=fvwrel

  • jacobus.rautenbach - 2012-07-22 11:43

    hey you razztazz 9 go cut your gras, your team is outttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

  • fred.gatvol - 2012-07-22 11:45

    I hope the player recovers fully and good luck to him

  • Robsschele - 2012-07-22 12:02

    Hope Basson recover quickly. I think he should stay out of rugby for a while because he will be over cautious and not give his best.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-22 13:34

      imagine when he needs to make a crap, he will be very cautious

  • cf.coetzee.3 - 2012-07-22 12:22

    Arme knaap hoop hy kom veilig terug!

  • sarge.lepoivre - 2012-07-22 13:08

    Bad luck, but now Mvovo can get a run in a bok jersey.

  • robert.walter.144 - 2012-07-22 14:18

    Sharks are gonna klap Stormers at Nuweland! Well done Amla!

  • TheBlackRaptor - 2012-07-22 15:24

    I'm sure it must be Suzi.

  • Johann - 2012-07-22 16:28

    En daar skeur Bjorn sy poepstring...

  • mvw74 - 2012-07-23 09:35

    Take all the time you need, you guys are out in any case.

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