Springboks

Dreyer answers Bok SOS after Malherbe injury

2017-08-14 22:00
Ruan Dreyer (Gallo)

Cape Town - Lions prop, Ruan Dreyer, has been called into the Springbok Rugby Championship squad in place of the injured Frans Malherbe, who on Monday, was ruled out of the tournament due to a neck injury.

Malherbe underwent scans in Port Elizabeth to determine the severity of the injury after complaining about stiffness in his neck.

“Frans consulted a neurosurgeon in PE who suggested extended rest for the player, with follow up scans to be done in two weeks’ time,” according to Bok team doctor, Konrad von Hagen, with the injury ruling Malherbe out of the southern hemisphere's premier rugby competition.

Dreyer made his Bok debut in June, running out at tighthead during the third Test against France.

The Springboks start their Rugby Championship on Saturday against Argentina at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The match kicks off at 17:05.

 

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