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    Schalk injury scare

    2011-07-04 07:03
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    Stephen Nell

    Cape Town – It’s not just the Stormers’ hearts that were broken on Saturday.

    Schalk Burger also sustained a major injury to his right thumb in the 10-29 Super Rugby semi-final defeat to the Crusaders at Newlands, but fortunately he is not in danger of missing this year’s World Cup in New Zealand.

    “Schalk was operated on Sunday morning. He will be out for 6 to 8 weeks and definitely be ready for the Rugby World Cup,” Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said on Sunday.

    Burger missed the entire second half of Saturday’s match after dislocating his thumb. Springbok lock Andries Bekker also appeared to struggle with a leg injury.

    Both players will report for duty at a Springbok training camp in Cape Town this week and South Africa’s preliminary World Cup squad will all undergo testing there.

    The Boks will also have field sessions at Florida Park in Ravensmead at 10:00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    It is believed that Burger was going to be rested from South Africa’s Tri-Nations tour in any event.

    This week’s medical tests will show up any other niggles among South Africa’s leading players and a squad for the tournament in New Zealand and Australia will be announced on Saturday.
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