Currie Cup

Redelinghuys on the mend, set to go home

2016-10-19 07:21
Julian Redelinghuys (Gallo)

Cape Town - Springbok and Golden Lions prop Julian Redelinghuys is walking and might be discharged from the hospital soon, after he injured his neck in the Currie Cup semi-final against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Redelinghuys sustained a dislocation of his neck at C5/6 level after he collided with Cheetahs hooker, Torsten van Jaarsveld, in the 44th minute - a game the Cheetahs won 55-17.

READ: Torsten to visit Redelinghuys in hospital

The Lions released an update on their Instagram account, saying that if everything goes according to plan the prop might be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.

The statement read: "He was walking in the hospital, and the strength and movement in his arm is improving all the time. He may be discharged as early as tomorrow (Wednesday) to come home.

"Julian, his wife and family are overwhelmed by and really appreciate all the support and prayers."

Whether Redelinghuys makes a return to rugby remains to be seen.

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