The football doesn't stop!

The 2014 SWC might be over, but the PSL and English Premiership are around the corner! Have your say on our Forum!

LIVE

    Spies out for extended period

    2014-02-24 13:18
    Pretoria - The Bulls will be without regular captain Pierre Spies for a large part of the 2014 rugby season after he was ruled out of rugby due to an arm injury on Monday.

    Spies again suffered a bicep muscle injury to his upper arm, the same injury that sidelined him in June last year, resulting in the No 8 missing the remainder of the 2013 season.

    According to Bulls team doctor Org Strauss, the player complained about pain in his bicep after the Stormers warm-up match.

    A MRI scan and ultrasound of the area was done and did not show any damage, but as the pain did not go away after the opening Super Rugby match against the Sharks, two other opinions were also called for.

    These specialists found bleeding and rupture of the bicep after more scans and decided upon immediate action.

    Spies will be operated on this week at Unitas Hospital and will miss at least six months of rugby.

    Commenting on the loss of the influential player, Bulls coach Frans Ludeke said it's a huge setback.

    “Especially as we recently just lost Arno (Botha) for the rest of the season. Both players are Springboks, were an important part of our game plan and contributed tremendously in the leadership category. But we have learned by now that you have to adapt when the injury bogey strikes, so we will have to adjust accordingly,” said Ludeke.

    In other injury news, Strauss confirmed that Deon Stegmann will be seeing a specialist on Wednesday regarding his groin injury.

    Dean Greyling sprained an ankle against the Cheetahs on Friday night, but will train on Wednesday.

    Morné Mellett has been declared fit, following his back strain.
    Read More On:  bulls super 15 pierre spies rugby

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    90 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • SS3
      Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @
      04:00
    • SS4
      Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @
      05:00
    • SS5
      Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @
      05:59
    • SS7
      Wed, 30 Jul 2014 @
      06:00
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk

    Fixtures

    02 August 2014
    • Waratahs v Crusaders, Sydney 11:40

    Results

    26 July 2014
    19 July 2014
    12 July 2014
    11 July 2014
    06 July 2014
    05 July 2014
    04 July 2014
    28 June 2014
    27 June 2014
    31 May 2014
    30 May 2014
    24 May 2014
    23 May 2014
    18 May 2014
    17 May 2014
    16 May 2014
    11 May 2014
    10 May 2014
    09 May 2014
    03 May 2014
    02 May 2014
    26 April 2014
    25 April 2014
    19 April 2014
    18 April 2014
    12 April 2014
    11 April 2014
    05 April 2014
    04 April 2014
    29 March 2014
    28 March 2014
    22 March 2014
    21 March 2014
    15 March 2014
    14 March 2014
    08 March 2014
    07 March 2014
    01 March 2014
    28 February 2014
    23 February 2014
    22 February 2014
    21 February 2014
    15 February 2014

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    EXPERT OPINION

    “Advantage is a great part of rugby, says Tank Lanning, but it allows for lots of personal interpretation, hence Victor Matfield’s tirade. ”

    Opinion Poll

    The 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby final will be contested between the Waratahs and Crusaders. Who is your money on?

    Soccer World Cup quiz!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.