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Goosen blow for SA Rugby

2012-04-29 09:57

Cape Town - Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen has been ruled out for four months after he injured his shoulder while scoring a try during the Cheetahs' 33-36 loss to the Highlanders in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

He was stretchered off and watched with agony as his side squandered a 30-9 second half lead.

The 19-year-old Goosen confirmed the news on Sunday via his Facebook profile, confirming he will play no further part in the Cheetahs’ Super Rugby campaign.

“Thanks for all the messages, appreciate it! I am out for four months,” Goosen posted.

Not only will this rule him out of possible selection for the Springboks' upcoming three-Test series against England in June, but it also leaves SA under-20 coach Dawie Theron with a headache after he earlier this week included the flyhalf in his team for the IRB Junior World Championships in June.

Goosen is the leading points scorer in Super Rugby this year with 145 points, 17 more than Bulls flyhalf Morne Steyn.

Sport24

Comments
  • Stormkaap - 2012-04-29 10:06

    Tragedy, thats all one can say

      Selma - 2012-04-29 10:32

      Maybe a blessing in disguise. Give him time to beef u a bit. He has a huge target on his back.

      Michael - 2012-04-29 11:16

      How do u beef up with a shoulder injury??

      Staal - 2012-04-29 20:08

      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Danae - 2012-04-29 10:15

    Sh*t

  • Beau - 2012-04-29 11:06

    A very talented young player injured. Unfortunately a price a player pays. I have no doubt that this young and exciting player will one-day play for S.A. I watched yesterday's match and was so impressed with his 'general' play. He has the whole no.10 package. I hope you recover quickly and come back even more stronger. Blessings

  • Michael - 2012-04-29 11:15

    The roughest salt in an already wide open wound!!

  • Dewald - 2012-04-29 12:11

    @Dhirshan -Morne of Lambie sou in elk geval gespeel het my maat. Dis Heyneke se eerste game as afrigter so hy gaan die kerels kies met die meeste ervaring. Enige afrigter sou dieselfde doen, mikien Goosen aan die einde van die jaar op toer stuur.

      Niel - 2012-04-29 13:33

      Ja hoekom sou n coach die leading point scorer, leading kicking metres gained, most linebreaks by sa player en most running metres by any player wou kies, dit maak glad nie sin nie.... Mens het mos nie so ou in jou span nodig nie

  • Johan - 2012-04-29 12:47

    Nou is Eberson seker bly hy hoef nie oorsee te gaan speel nie!

  • Johan - 2012-04-29 12:51

    Dis nou dubbelle slag vir Cheetahs. Goosen uit Eberson in!

      Niel - 2012-04-29 13:35

      Sias het goeie seisoen gehad laasjaar, hyt een af game en nou is almal teen hom, los hom uit, hy gan opmaak vir dit.

      Ockie - 2012-04-30 07:41

      Johan 'n speler se spel verbeter nie deur op die bankie te sit en wag nie. Laasjaar was Sias se naam op baie se lippe met sy goeie spel. Hy sal dus verbeter. Natuurlik vervang 'n span nie sommer 'n ou in Goosen se klas nie!

  • Dewald - 2012-04-29 14:02

    Lyk my iemand skree darm vir die cheetahs, bly hulle het darm n paar supporters

      Bomb - 2012-04-29 16:36

      jy spel "darm" k#k!

  • Den%c3%a9se - 2012-04-29 19:33

    I'm a Sharks supporter, but this is really bad news for South Africa - esp the U 20's

  • Keith - 2012-04-29 19:34

    This tragedy could have been avoided if Naka did not put his selfish tendencies above a player's health.i will say again Johan is playing with this injury since the Lions game.Now his out for four months and the coach is still having his job.For young players the lesson in it lies with the fact that you can tell your coach I'm injured or not feeling well.To the other franchise coaches please manage our price possessions with care.

      Niel - 2012-04-30 09:51

      He did the same thing last year rushing juan smith back and he didn't last 2 minutes and now he is doubtful to ever come back

  • Keith - 2012-04-29 19:41

    Sias moenie na al die snert luister wat van jou gese of geskryf word nie.Jy is 'n goeie speler met net soveel talent as enige van die ander flyhalves in SA. Groter name in sport het al foute gemaak op groter platforms soos in die Olympics, World cup for rugby, sokker en krieket.Die ou wat niks doen nie sal geen foute maak nie.Sterkte seun van 'n rugby ondersteuner.

  • Mthunzi - 2012-04-29 21:45

    Gud prospect for the future. Unfortunate injury. What would be great is if he could in the mean time, besides recovering, would sought advice on how to be street smart frm more experienced players. Find larkham somewhere nd get him to tutor the boy

  • markwmilligan - 2012-04-30 05:50

    Shame man, this guy is talented. The Cheetahs aren't the same team without him. A real talent.

  • Keith - 2012-04-30 10:02

    Willieclaassens ek wil van jou verskil as jy die stelling maak dat Elton willens en wetens Johan beseer het.Elton is beslis net so begaafd soos Johan.Hy kry miskien nie dieselfde media blootstelling soos Johan nie maar laat ek nie soontoe gaan nie.Feit van die saak is beide die twee laaities het hope talent.Gaan kyk maar na Elton se rekord verlede jaar in die Curriebeker sowel as die S15.Sterkte aan Johan seun van die Ooskaap.

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