No elbow break for Bok lock Lood
Cape Town - Cheetahs lock Lood de Jager has received a better prognosis than initially feared after he injured his elbow against the Sharks.
De Jager left the field in the first half of the Cheetahs' 35-29 Super Rugby win at Kings Park in Durban last Saturday.
It was feared that he had broken his elbow, but X-rays on Monday revealed otherwise, Netwerk24 reports.
He did however damage the ligaments in his elbow and it's still unsure how long the Springbok will be sidelined for. The Cheetahs are still waiting for the full results of Monday's scan to determine how long De Jager will be out for.
The Cheetahs have a bye this weekend before they take on the Blues on Friday, February 27.
Carl Wegner, who did well when he replaced De Jager at Kings Park, is expected to wear the No 4 jersey alongside skipper Francois Uys, while Steven Sykes, who was drafted in from the EP Kings, could also be considered.
Sykes is still contracted to the Kings, but was released to play Super Rugby for the Cheetahs. The other lock in the Cheetahs' squad is Armandt Koster.