Cape Town - EP Kings captain Luke Watson is set to go under
the knife and faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Kings have announced that Watson has a knee
contusion with cartilage flap and will need to undergo an operation on
It’s still unsure exactly how long he will be sidelined for,
but the injury is another blow for the Kings skipper, who has been a peripheral
figure for the past two seasons.
The only other new injury concern for the Kings is that of
wing Siyanda Grey, who suffered a hamstring tear in last weekend’s 20-9 loss to
the Pumas in Nelspruit.
Players on the long-term injury list include flyhalf/centre
Shane Gates (foot), flyhalf Gary van Aswegen (knee), flank Aidon Davis (knee),
flyhalf/fullback George Whitehead (knee), lock Cameron Lindsay (knee) and centre
Ronnie Cook (toe fracture).
In their next Currie Cup assignment, the Kings host Griquas
at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday (15:30 kick-off).