Port Elizabeth - The Southern Kings continue to battle with a growing injury list after eight
rounds of PRO14 action.
Gershwin Kortje confirmed on Tuesday that the most recent casualties following
the side’s narrow 31-38 defeat to defending champions Leinster a fortnight ago are props Schalk Ferreira (fractured cheek) and Justin Forwood (ankle).
“I can confirm
that Schalk Ferreira has been ruled out of action for between eight to twelve
(8 to 12) weeks with a blowout fracture to the left periorbital bones,” Dr
“We also have
Justin Forwood who is seeing a specialist in Johannesburg for an ankle injury.
We will await the diagnosis from the specialist.”
concern after the clash against Leinster was hooker Alandre van Rooyen, who
came off the field in the second half with a concussion.
confirmed that Van Rooyen had fully recovered and had been cleared to be ready
for the next fixture against Connacht at the
Nelson Mandela University’s Madibaz Stadium on Sunday, November 25.
Andisa Ntsila is also seeing a specialist this week after sustaining a knee
injury in the Round 7 match against Scarlets.
The rest of the Kings' injury list includes:
(knee, out for the season)
Bobby de Wee
(shoulder, out for the season)