Springboks

Bakkies' operation a success

2014-02-04 13:52
Bakkies Botha (AFP)
Toulon - Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has successfully undergone an operation to have a plate inserted in his arm after he broke it in Toulon's 23-10 Top 14 defeat against Brive.

Speaking to BallzRadio's website, the Bok hard-man described how he broke his right "hunting arm".

"It was just an awful game, it was wet and muddy, typical French rugby and my arm got stuck in a tackle, and I broke it.

"It wasn't even 10 minutes into the first half when I felt it. I went in and I heard a sound like a small rifle going off. I stood up and I just walked off. My team-mates asked me, 'Bakkies where are you going?' and I told them I had broken my arm.

"I went off and the physio said it didn't look good and we went to take it for a scan the next morning."

Botha said the operation to put in a plate to repair the broken arm had been a great success.

"I had the operation on Monday, they put in a plate with nine screws. It's all healed up now and I am putting on a brace today. I have to wear the brace for six weeks and after I take it off, I must train for another four, so I will be back on the pitch again in two-and-a-half months."

Botha said he was eager to get back on the pitch as quickly as possible and hoped to be ready to play in Toulon's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster on April 6.

"The specialist warned me not to return too early because he said I could injure the piece of bone on the plate, but I just want to get back on the pitch and play the game that I love so much," said Botha.

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