Cape Town - Sharks centre Frans Steyn had a minor operation on Monday that will rule him out of action for three weeks.
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On Monday afternoon, Steyn tweeted: 'Finished with the operation,
thanks for all the messages and to my family for all the support!'Steyn, 26, also underwent surgery in May this year after he injured his leg
playing for the Sharks against the Highlanders in the Super Rugby
He was diagnosed with compartment syndrome - a heavy pressure build-up in a limb.
Steyn made his return to action for the Sharks in the Currie Cup semi-finals
against Free State two weeks ago and also played in their 33-19 final win over Western Province at Newlands last Saturday.
Steyn was not included in the Springbok squad named on Monday and following the operation, won't be available as a possible injury replacement for the
duration of the Springboks' end of year tour to the UK and France, starting next month.