Burger likely to miss season

2012-08-06 15:31

Cape Town - Western Province and Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has confirmed that Schalk Burger is "not likely" to return to action this year, according to EWN Sport.

Coetzee had hoped to 'ease back' the veteran Springbok loose forward through the Currie Cup competition, but after Burger's knee injury failed to respond as the team's medical staff hoped, it now appears unlikely that Burger will play rugby again this year.

Burger, who was appointed to lead the Cape team this season, has not played since the opening 20 minutes of the first Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes in February, when he tore medial ligaments in his knee.

Burger was initially expected to be out for just a couple of weeks. However, the nature of the injury is now starting to introduce some concerns about his future in the game.

WP open their Currie Cup campaign at home to the Sharks on Saturday.


  • harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-06 15:49

    What a loss.................for the rest of the teams.

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-08-06 15:59

      This is really bad news for for the rest of the teams.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-08-06 16:36

      @harold.lloyd.520 , "What a loss.................for the rest of the teams." , I agree 100%, a huge loss for the team with all those retarded Bulls players.

      tokolos.tokkie - 2012-08-06 20:08

      Sick note Burger.... Your time is up my friend!

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      Johan De Beer - 2012-08-06 19:21


      paul.sdoow - 2012-08-07 07:43

      and where does the forward pass or offside rule apply? must clearly be a silver fern all black supporter here.

  • chester.tobias.3 - 2012-08-06 16:16

    I hope he recovers soon. One of the best ,if not the best Springbok of all time.We're going to miss the man beast !

      cape.maori - 2012-08-06 16:20

      What are you smoking? This guy used to run INTO every opposition player - that was just stupid rugby! He might be strong, but not an intelligent player like King Richie McCaw!!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-08-06 16:33

      Oh please Richie is a cheat, no wonder the no front teeth brigade like him so much. Proundly anti South African Silver Fern supporter scum

      Johan De Beer - 2012-08-06 19:20

      Cape maori, please comment on your NZ forums

  • Priesterb - 2012-08-06 16:18

    Schalk, it’s time to retire boet. You have a great name and you are a hero to many. Keep it that way and retire a hero. Returning to the game and not shaping will make a fool of you. Blou Bul Groete!

      neutedop.opinie - 2012-08-06 16:25

      Hope you are wrong. Remember, with a neck injury he was not supposed to return as good, but he returned better. With a Achilles injury he was not supposed to return as good....his first tackle was the famous one on Fourie du Preez. I think he has a lot to offer, but if I was in his shoes, I would sign a HUGE 3 year French deal.

  • kwanele.sijeji - 2012-08-06 16:43

    thts bad 4 boks bt ts tym 2 mke wy young plyerz

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-08-06 19:18

    Slow recovery is a symptom of age. We all have to face it. Nothing to be ashamed of - sad though - he is a great player.

  • garth.bellingan.1 - 2012-08-07 08:15

    No loss, been a cart horse for last two seasons anyway.

  • johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-07 19:35

    Who is Schalk Burger?

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