Miraculous recovery by Stormers lock

2016-01-12 09:20
JD Schickerling (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Young Stormers lock JD Schickerling has fully recovered from a broken neck and has been included in their 38-man training squad travelling to Wilderness for a pre-season camp.

WATCH: The tackle that broke JD Schickerling's neck

Schickerling, who has represented his country at Under-18 and Under-20 level, suffered a broken neck in a provincial Under-21 clash against the Blue Bulls on August 30, 2014, but was cleared to make his return to action in October last year.

The 20-year-old's progress has been impressive, with the Stormers naming him as one of five locks in their training squad.

The others are Jan de Klerk, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jean Kleyn, JD Schickerling.

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth is still playing club rugby in Japan so will miss the trip to Wilderness.

The Stormers squad will travel to Wilderness on Tuesday and return to Cape Town on Saturday.

Stormers training camp squad:

Nizaam Carr, Kurt Coleman, Damian de Allende, Jan de Klerk, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Robert du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Ryno Eksteen, Rynhardt Elstadt, Nic Groom, JC Janse van Rensberg, Huw Jones, Oli Kebble, Jean Kleyn, Vincent Koch, Siya Kolisi, Johnny Kotze, Dillyn Leyds, Frans Malherbe, Godlen Masimla, Bongi Mbonambi, Khanyo Ngcukana, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scarra Ntubeni, Justin Phillips, Louis Schreuder, JD Schickerling, Chad Solomon, JP Smith, Jaco Taute, Brandon Thompson, Jurie van Vuuren, Kobus van Wyk, Alistair Vermaak, Jano Vermaak, Jacques Vermeulen, Michael Willemse, Leolin Zas

Read more on:    stormers  |  super rugby  |  jd schickerling  |  cape town  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

How will the Springboks fare in their three end of year tour Tests against England, Italy and Wales?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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