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Cheetahs quell Coenie fears

2012-11-15 07:42

Cape Town - The Cheetahs have quelled fears that the rugby future of Bok prop Coenie Oosthuizen could be in jeopardy.

Oosthuizen sustained two big injuries this year. First he injured his neck playing for the Boks against England in June and then picked up a back injury playing against Western Province in the Currie Cup. The latter injury also ruled him out of the Boks' current European tour.

Recent rumours have surfaced that his career may be in jeopardy, but Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské dismissed it.

"There is no worry over Coenie's injury," he told the Volksblad website. "His visit to a specialist in about two or three weeks' time is just routine."

Oosthuizen is expected to be ready for action in January, which means he should start in the Cheetahs' first Super Rugby match against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on February 23.

Meanwhile, the central franchise received further good news with fullback Willie le Roux (groin) and loose forward Philip van der Walt (knee) not needing operations. Le Roux is expected to be ready in about two weeks' time, with Van der Walt likely to be back in January.

However, injured flank Heinrich Brüssow (shoulder) is in a race against time to be ready for their Australasian tour straight after the Sharks game.

Flank Lappies Labuschagné (ankle) and flyhalf Johan Goosen (knee) should also be ready for the Super Rugby competition.

Sport24

Comments
  • ruan.smith.14 - 2012-11-15 07:46

    Mooi!!!

  • donovan.senus - 2012-11-15 07:55

    What's happened to Juan Smith? It's nearly 2 years now on his serious archillies injury

      adriaan.olivier.589 - 2012-11-15 08:09

      Not sure but the last thing I heard was that he will be able to play next year, but that he'll play overseas. He's probably already out of contract at the cheetahs after such a long break.

      johan.fourie.98622 - 2012-11-15 10:26

      JUAN SMITH HAS SINGED WIT FRENCE CLUB BAYONNE AND IS GOING TO PLAY THERE NOW HE HAVE BEN READY SINS MAY 2012 BUT DIDNT WHAT TO RISK BEING GETTING HURT AGAIN BECAUSE OF HIS NEW SINGING WITH THE FRENCE CLUB U CAN GO AND GOOGLE IT IF U WANT TO>>CHEETAHS CAN LOSE HOW AND HOW THE WANT THE CHEETAHS CAN NEVER BE BROKEN THEY ALWAY STAND UP STRONGER

      peter.britz1 - 2012-11-15 11:06

      I heard the Cheetahs are busy negotiating with Juan

      simone.dechandra.7 - 2012-11-15 11:10

      I thought Juan Smith retired. He last played in that Barney's Army game for his farewell with Brent Russel didn't he?

      hein.gebhardt - 2012-11-15 11:23

      @johan.fourie.98622 - Sigh... Where should I start: *SIGNED, *WITH, *FRENCH, *HE HAS BEEN, *SINCE, * SIGNING, *FRENCH, *YOU... I am not even going to waste time on that last sentence, it makes no sense whatsoever.. Seriously, did you even go to school???

      Pomp.haar.doer - 2012-11-15 11:41

      Running a butchery nd making adverts 4 radio.

  • jeandre.beer - 2012-11-15 08:00

    Man, dis vir my mooi!

  • gregory.martin.5070 - 2012-11-15 08:07

    Any news on Juan Smith?

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-11-15 08:21

      According to Volksblad, the Bok ace will return to the playing field but most likely in France IN 2013, unless he gets a huge offer from a South African team

      she.is.here.777 - 2012-11-15 08:48

      He can't exactly be so stingy he hasn't played for +- 2 years so he is hardly in a position to demand big salaries, talent / reputation of te not.

      peter.britz1 - 2012-11-15 11:12

      I mailed the Cheetahs RU, and they say they are busy negotiating with Juan, he hasn't signed with anyone as yet.

      Pomp.haar.doer - 2012-11-15 11:38

      Running a butchery nd making adverts 4 radio.

  • Asdiedamwalbars - 2012-11-15 08:56

    People must realise..that such injuries on rugby players will always be severe.. Although their hearts are always to want to play and hide mostly such injuries..while it get more severe with every game. It is not nice for them not to play..but unfortunately ..specially shoulders, ankles. knees and backs means end of the road..and rugby players just don't want to accept it. The rehabilitation period is very very long.. and although they try everything to speed up the healing..will it always be a short term process. The best cure is the best preparation to prevent injuries..How do you do that, if you did everything in build up preparations, in a full contact sport like rugby where the risk for attaining injuries are so high? Long term solution.. Have enough players for key positions and give other players a change to take a rest and rehabiltate their bodies... A week or month between many games played..more than enough. Look what the AB's did with Richie McCaw and others in their programs..That is why they are the No 1 IRB Champions.. and will always be the strongest and will be on top of their game for a long time.

  • Pomp.haar.doer - 2012-11-15 10:34

    Good news Coenie,pity medical science can't fix Naka's brain,nor Juan's injury.The poor guy is injured for 2y,must be a world record of some sort.Plz any docter or physo that can help,seems there's none in Bloem-PATHETIC!!!

      peter.britz1 - 2012-11-15 11:10

      Moegoe! At least we can in confidence claim that Naka has a brain to improve on, whereas you are just moronic!

      Pomp.haar.doer - 2012-11-15 11:35

      @Peter-Problem is,finding Naka's brain would be one hell of a exercise.U can't use ur ass to sh@t nd think!

      peter.britz1 - 2012-11-15 12:57

      Huh? never mind!

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