Rugby

Osteoarthritis scare for ex-Bok

2013-11-20 12:00
Danie Rossouw (AFP)
Cape Town - Former Springbok forward Danie Rossouw is suffering from osteoarthritis, which could rule him out of the rest of the French club season.

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The 35-year-old lock/loose forward currently plies his trade with French Top 14 side Toulon.

According to the SA Rugbymag website, Rossouw was examined by medical staff regarding his condition.

Toulon team doctor Pascale Lambrechts said Rossouw has "early osteoarthritis of the hip with fluctuating course" which means there is a risk of inflammation.

If the condition worsens, Rossouw could be in line for surgery, which would mean the end of his Top 14 season and possibly his career.

The former Bulls stalwart played 62 Tests for the Springboks between 2003 and 2011.


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