Schalk injury scare

2011-07-04 07:03

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.


  • Balsakhater - 2011-07-04 07:05

    All WP games will now be moved to the Cricket channel - Chokers. Bwohahahahahaha Stormers SUCK!!!

      docraven - 2011-07-04 07:36

      So you hate scrotum's-Thanks

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-04 09:27

      Ja grootbek docraven, jou bek was lekker groot en na die game toe hoor ons pokkol van jou nie. Idioot.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-04 10:16

      Another under the belt comment by Mummford,Sparkie,Doc,well done ,nice and classy for a Stormer supporter

      Frik - 2011-07-04 11:34

      Op die foto lyk dit of daai water oom aan skalk se uhm been wil vat... En skalk lyk of hy hou van daardie idee...

      Jay - 2011-07-04 11:46

      Balsak any actual rugby comments???.............................................................nope didnt think so! what a chop!

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-07-04 12:10

      Blue Bulls = Cokers = Loosers= Suck= Kans vatters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Frik - 2011-07-04 12:52

      @WP en Brannas drinkers...

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-04 12:53

      Waar my koene oom?

      Frik - 2011-07-04 13:16

      Kom saam met oom kleedkamer toe dan gee ek hulle vir jou...

      The Observer - 2011-07-04 13:36

      wpbliksim: dit was te veel om te vat, kaans vatters. Ek sal my polse nou moet gaan sny na jou belediging. Bulls = 3 time S14 winners. Stormers/WP = 0 cups in 10 years.

  • Durasmart - 2011-07-04 07:39

    Could be a good thing for the Boks. They played their best rugby in 2009 during the time that Schalk was banned for 6 weeks for eye-gouging in the BI Lions test.

      kyktweekeer - 2011-07-04 08:46

      Absolutely correct observation! Good riddance, good bye neanderthal Schalk!

      Ozymandios - 2011-07-04 08:57

      ditto that la Rey - 2011-07-04 09:21

      True if Spies and Olivier can now just get injurred then we can win the WC.

      Jay - 2011-07-04 11:50

      @de la going to have to disagree with you, Olivier is not one of my favorite players, in fact for a while now i have told people i don't rate him, i think he is too predictable..........BUT i was just going through some player stats from the Super 15 and his are some of the best in kills me to say it but stats don't lie.

      The Observer - 2011-07-04 13:37

      Brussow is back and yes I agree.

  • Marcell - 2011-07-04 07:40

    Sy ego is ook stukkend. Dit kan net goed wees vir die Bokke. Een voorspeler minder in die agterlyn.

      Staalbal - 2011-07-04 08:21

      Ja, nou moet Victor en John net daar uitgehou word.

      The Observer - 2011-07-04 13:38

      Daai wp senter bekker moet nou ook net uit.

  • bostik - 2011-07-04 07:43

    WOW seriously Schalk has really up'd his game these last few weeks, big loss for SA in the tri-nations I rate.

      Jay - 2011-07-04 11:51

      I agree bostik, Schalk has had an awesome season, much better than last year.

  • FearoPhobia - 2011-07-04 08:10

    The average IQ on these forums would double if the Bulls supporters stop commenting.

      Marcell - 2011-07-04 08:19

      That your best?

      FearoPhobia - 2011-07-04 08:40

      No I keep it kinda weak so the Bulls supporters can also catch it.

      kyktweekeer - 2011-07-04 08:47

      I see that you stppoed posting-did you take a leaf from somewhere?

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-04 09:27

      No cups for 10 years.

      FearoPhobia - 2011-07-04 09:35

      @Bulldozer... I'm not a Stormers supporter mate

      FearoPhobia - 2011-07-04 11:51


      Jay - 2011-07-04 11:52

      Hey Bulldozer...............................Mate! lol lighten up!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-04 12:54

      Goeie een Frik.

      Frik - 2011-07-04 13:19

      @Bull toe ek sien die mannetjie speel die rassekaart het my bloed en lae ik gekook

  • erewhon - 2011-07-04 08:10

    we really need to shelve down the Tri-Nations teams. With the World Cup this year and the Currie Cup, this tournament should be a lesser one.Us it to blood our up-and-coming players and rest the A Team

      Jay - 2011-07-04 11:55

      The problem with resting the "A" team as you call it, is that the players need game time to keep their skill levels up. There is fit and then there is rugby fit. Some of the guys definitely need a break but its a fine line on who you rest. In 2007 the All Blacks kept a large group of their national players out of the Tri Nations and they didn't make the finals..................its not easy being a coach im guessing ;)

  • TEX - 2011-07-04 08:19

    Whats wrong with you okes?! @ balsakhater : The Stormers weren't no. one on the SA log for nothing. Schalk is a legend!!

      kyktweekeer - 2011-07-04 08:50

      Legend according to whom? The Stormers and Schalk are overrated by far. Second on the log does not mean you won the competition, nor that you are entitled to anything. Second = first loser!

      Jacques Claasens - 2011-07-04 09:19

      Yip and the Stormers didn't choke AGAIN for nothing! Lets be honest, the Stormers are probably the biggest under achievers in this country. Yes, the Bulls ended up 7th and the Sharks crashed out of 6th, but at least the win a final every so often. Even the Cheetahs win Currie Cups. The question that needs to be asked is why, why do the not have the ability to pull it through?

      Jay - 2011-07-04 11:59

      According to world rugby opinion that's who. do some reading Kyk he is highly rated around the world as a Rugby Legend. Just like Matefield and CO.

      Jay - 2011-07-04 12:00

      Oh and the Stormers came top of the SA conference for the super 15 and won the inaugural cup. TOP 5 SA teams and we cam first, so no matter what the First name engraved on that trophy is the Stormers 2011. and at least our cabinet has something in it.

  • pcpcoetzee89 - 2011-07-04 08:29

    As you guys know by now i took the briesies cheer leaders (the ladies -;gooinat -;watalife docraven -; wpbefonk) to Newlands on Saturday - got to say ... they handled the humiliation quite well - though there were a few "glipsies" [or how should i call them docraven?] ... particularly when the briesies medical staff had to get on the field after the FIRST SCRUM to remove the briesie "marshmellow" frontrow's heads out of their "behinds" [after been pushed in there] --- must say it was quite a gross medical manuevre - but the guys managed quite well. The mentioned cheerleaders did cope as they had brought some additional pantiekies and tissues for the occasion. The girls .... who were SO VOCAL - on these and other websites - in their support for their "yet to win for the 17th consecutive SUPER RUGBY year - briesies team" have promised to be more thoughtful and less "talkative" regarding the forthcoming Currie Cup ... particularly as this year is a very special year for the briesies's CURRIE CUP dreams ..... it is the TENTH YEAR COMMEMORATION of the last time the briesies won a CURRIE CUP!! I urged the cheer leading ladies (gooinat; docraven; watalife; wpbefonk) to please to everything in their "cheer leading" ability to ensure that the briesies also do not take another17 YEARS to win the Currie Cup again!!

      Skully - 2011-07-04 09:29

      You 3 or 4?

  • Hotspotsman - 2011-07-04 09:46

    How did he dislocate it, Pulling it out or pushing it back in ?.

  • Gavin - 2011-07-04 09:47

    This is not a scare.....when Schalk gets chosen for a Bok game, he should stick his arm up in the air and say "no no, don't pick me. Heinrich Brussouw,and Keegan Daniel are much better players than me"

      Jay - 2011-07-04 11:45

      Stupid statement, Brussouw has been injured most of the season so will need plenty of rugga for a comeback and Daniel's has been found wanting against bigger opponents, don't get me wrong i think the Shark's flank boxes way above his weight. Brussouw is rated for his ability to steal ball in the rucks, Louw has been stealing ball all season and according to the stats stole more ball than any other SA player and has good size too. Schala brings an abrasive side that fits well in this team and in the boks. We were beaten on Saturday by a better side and yes we need more depth in the Stormers team.

      bostik - 2011-07-04 13:33

      That is not true Gavin

  • Kleinboet - 2011-07-04 22:38

    Could be a blessing in disguise! Schalk will get a chance to rest properly and be fresh for the World Cup. We are going to need him at his very best if we want to win the cup.

  • Deon - 2011-07-05 10:41

    Daar was 'n brand op Nuweland die naweek. Die CEO van WiePie rugby bel die opsigter en vra of die kas met al die bekers darem nog veilig is. Opsigter se dat die brand gelukkig nog nie die kombuis bereik het nie.

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