Rugby

Maku blow for Bulls

2015-01-26 18:00
Bandise Maku (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - The Bulls will be without Springbok hooker Bandise Maku for the Super Rugby season after he tore his pectoral muscle in Saturday's opening friendly match against the Cheetahs in Polokwane.

Maku will have surgery on February 3 and will be ruled out of action for between four and six months, Bulls team doctor Org Strauss confirmed on Monday.

The Polokwane clash last year saw a season-ending injury to flank Arno Botha, but the Springbok this time came through the match with only a tight hamstring. He will be able to train on Tuesday, but will not travel to London where the Bulls take on Saracens this weekend.

Akona Ndungane is another who will miss the London trip due to a calf strain. He will be out of action for two weeks. Dean Greyling suffered an ankle sprain and will be out for two weeks at least, Strauss said.

Trevor Nyakane, who was a late withdrawal in the Polokwane clash due to a back spasm, is fit as is Handre Pollard who returned to training on Monday.

Hanro Liebenberg (quad contusion), JJ Engelbrecht (quad/knee contusion) and Lappies Labuschagne (shoulder spasm) will all train on Tuesday.

Maku has been added to the long term injury list, where he joins Flip van der Merwe (pectoral, mid-April), Hencus van Wyk (lisfranc fracture dislocation, end of February), Pierre Schoeman (ACL rupture knee, July 15), Adriaan Strauss (calf, February 9) and Jason Jenkins (quad, February 2).

Read more on:    bulls  |  super 15  |  bandise maku  |  pretoria  |  rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
12 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which of the 4 South African team will finish with the fewest Super Rugby SA Conference points?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.