Car crash sidelines Bulls trio
Pretoria - The Bulls on Thursday confirmed
that three players, Dean Greyling, Basil Short and Hencus van Wyk, were
withdrawn from this weekend's Super Rugby and Vodacom Cup matches after
suffering minor injuries in a car crash on Wednesday.
Greyling (knee) and Van Wyk (scrape wounds)
were due to play for the Bulls against the Lions and Short (neck) for the Blue
Bulls against the Limpopo Blue Bulls on Saturday.
They will be replaced by Morne Mellett,
Dayan van der Westhuizen and Nqoba Mxoli respectively.
According to Xander Janse van Rensburg,
High Performance Manager of the Blue Bulls Company (BBC), the trio were
returning home from a quick hunting trip just outside Pretoria when their
"We are grateful that they did not
sustain any serious injuries. Dean injured his knee, Hencus suffered some burns
and Basil injured his neck, which resulted in him spending the night in
hospital for observation. We wish them a speedy recovery."
Greyling and Van Wyk are still due to
travel with the Bulls on their overseas leg of the Super Rugby competition,
departing on Sunday.