Freak accident costs Potgieter

2012-02-19 22:21

Pretoria - Bulls loose forward Dewald Potgieter will be out of action for at least six weeks after undergoing surgery on Sunday.

Potgieter suffered multiple cuts to his arm in an accident over the weekend and underwent an operation to repair the damage.

According to the Beeld newspaper, the loose forward cut his right arm badly when trying to open a window at a wedding over the weekend.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke said he felt for Potgieter, who just returned from an ankle injury.

"Dewald worked very hard to get back in shape and ready for Super Rugby, so it is a setback to him and to the team," Ludeke told SAPA.

"He was going to be an important cog in our loose trio combinations, but we are blessed to have some good depth in that position."

Potgieter's misfortune now opens the door for former SA Schools and Under-20 captain, CJ Stander, to make his Super Rugby debut for the Bulls against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

Stander, Deon Stegmann and Pierre Spies are expected to run out as the Bulls' loose trio against the Sharks.

The 21-year-old Stander performed well at eightman in their pre-season clash against the Cheetahs last weekend but shouldn't have any problems shifting to flank for the start of the season proper.

"I've played in all three positions for the Blue Bulls so I don't really mind where I get a chance," said Stander.


  • Bootman - 2012-02-19 22:29

    This is a cover-up. The real story is he got hurt while fighting with one of the bridesmaids over the boquet.

      Alex Heath - 2012-02-20 00:08

      @bootman 10.48 How do you cut yourself so badly while sleeping, as it could only happen in his dreams!

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 00:59

      @Alex Most junior high school kids can take those brainless, arrogant idiots

      Papa-storm - 2012-02-20 07:48

      enige verskoning om nie die stormers te speel in 5 weke nie

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 08:56

      @ Papa storm Dis reg, die hele wereld vrees die magtige, medalje belaaide Stormer span

      Robsschele - 2012-02-20 09:33

      It's only in Danville and Brakpan where they open a window without using the handle.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-20 09:44

      Where in Brakpan do you live, Robsscele? I know the area guite well since I used to do some pro bono work there. Maybe we've met.

      Danny - 2012-02-20 09:49

      I heard he was zonked out of his skull, GESUIP in other words..................

      Jason - 2012-02-20 10:25

      I feel sorry for Dewald, he is a great player who leaves everything out on the field. I had to go and change my Ultimate Dream Team this morning..........................any more injuries I need to know about. Stormers 4 life!

  • cameronjohnprice - 2012-02-19 22:40

    Those pink shirts must be going to their heads......

      madeleen.richardson - 2012-02-20 08:56

      And have you seen the photo of them with bows in the hair as well?

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-20 09:20

      Their new sponsor is "Hello Kitty"

  • Euphoric - 2012-02-19 22:49

    hahahahaha he'll be out for six weeks after hurting himself opening a window?????

      Bootman - 2012-02-19 23:01

      And now CJ will do the damage for the Bulls. What depth we have

      Foc - 2012-02-20 12:29

      I think CJ is also a sandwich short of a picnic ... Ludeke talks about the roll he plays in the loose TRIO and cleverly CJ replies: ""I've played in all three positions for the Blue Bulls so I don't really mind where I get a chance," said Stander" My son there are 2 flanks and 1 8th man making up the TRIO ... they not 3 positions .... *sigh* its going to be a loooonnnggg season

  • Bootman - 2012-02-19 22:49

    4th Bulls trophy coming up. CJ is yster, die distale derde van sy orgaan is sterker as Duane. (En vinniger en HEELWAT slimmer)

      hvanderlinde - 2012-02-20 07:59

      Sooo, dit is eintlik die bulls wat al die trofee in Februarie wen?

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 08:57

      @hvvdlinde Wel ons het al 3, hoeveel het julle?

      hvanderlinde - 2012-02-20 10:12

      Wel, tegnies gesproke het julle niks nie. Die Reds het hom.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-20 10:16

      H, ons het die Super14 veilig in die kas. Wat het julle?

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 16:36

      @hvdlinde Ok tegniese vragie vir jou (en net die antwoord asb). Hoeveel keer het die Stormers al die Superbeker in die geskiedenis van Superrugby gewen? ( so in 18 jaar van Superrugby)

      hvanderlinde - 2012-02-22 13:26

      3 keer Bootman. Nou 'n vragie vir jou... Hoeveel keer het die WP die Curriecup gewen in die geskiedenis van die Curriecup?

  • Darryl - 2012-02-19 23:14

    one to many pink drinks

      Bootman - 2012-02-19 23:19

      @Darryl Weideman Man jy is verskriklik snaaks, vreeslik. Jy moet cover-charge vra oubaas se honne

      Priester - 2012-02-20 07:43

      @Darryl my mistress just love the pink, the day always have a happy ending when I wear pink. Yeboooo baba pink she is good!! Blou Bul Groete!!

  • mlvwk - 2012-02-20 00:54

    "When trying to open a window?" wtf. Should have asked one of the bridesmaids to do it.

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 01:00

      @mlvwk You're hilarious

  • Marumo - 2012-02-20 02:17

    Agree, there is no window story here. This guy is just a hazard to his life. Good that some young stars will get an opportunity!

      Foc - 2012-02-20 12:30

      I think CJ is also a sandwich short of a picnic ... Ludeke talks about the roll he plays in the loose TRIO and cleverly CJ replies: ""I've played in all three positions for the Blue Bulls so I don't really mind where I get a chance," said Stander" My son there are 2 flanks and 1 8th man making up the TRIO ... they not 3 positions .... *sigh* its going to be a loooonnnggg season

  • Balletjies - 2012-02-20 06:31

    Dink net hoe seer gaan hy kry as hy die Sharks gaan probeer aanvat......12 weke in die hospitaal!!!!!!

      Balletjies - 2012-02-20 16:22

      Volgens die duime: Sharks 18 - Bulls 16. Wys jou nou net

  • Kevin - 2012-02-20 07:09

    Bulls will be watched on the history channel this year .

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 08:59

      @Kevin Where the Stormers has been for more than a decade

      Bryan - 2012-02-20 09:23

      Where has any other S.A team been for over a decade.. To all the Bulls detractors, rather chirp after you team has won something!!

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-20 13:25

      Bootman and Bryan, you realize there was a 2011 season? Why don't I ever see any Bulls supporter mention 2011?

      Saffa - 2012-02-20 14:29

      Or 2008 @Shistirrer.....the year Fourie du Preez captained the Bulls hehehehehehhehehehe, and Ludeke's debut.....Me thinks there will be more of the same for them this year.

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 16:39

      @SAFFA/Shotstirrer And there were 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 And then coming up: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015......

  • Pieter - 2012-02-20 07:59

    opened a window - with his fist!

  • Deon - 2012-02-20 08:42

    Use the handle next time.

  • Shaun Robinson - 2012-02-20 08:47

    Lol, knowing the Bull's players he was probably pissed...

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 09:01

      @Neurosurgeon Shaun Robinson And no Stormer player has ever been pissed. Or fornicated on a bench. Or done drugs Or threw tables around at their own wedding

  • Jed - 2012-02-20 08:51

    Potgieter's face is a Freak accident!

      Papa-storm - 2012-02-20 08:55

      you damn right about that

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-20 09:38

      Pretty doesn't win cups.

      Brannas - 2012-02-20 09:50

      @Vallemj,,,,,, Ek het al voorheen vir jou gese' jy moet respek toon as jy van die Bulle en hulle supporters praat, Vir jou is dit MENEER POTGIETER, MENEER BRANNAS, MENEER BULLDOZER ens. Betoon respek as jy met jou meerdere praat man, waar's jou maniere.

      Papa-storm - 2012-02-20 10:09

      you right bulldozer but im wondering why the bulls is going in the pretty directions, you guys know im talking about that away jersey and the ballet shoes

      Danny - 2012-02-20 10:10

      Brannas lyk my permanent gesuip..........Mnr my ass

      Jed - 2012-02-20 10:24

      Hahahaha, Brannas, Meneer is reserved for Semi Finalist's, so it's about time you show some respect for your CURRENT Conference Champions LOSER. So to you it's Meneer Vallemj got it?

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-20 13:28

      Brannas, jy is 100% reg. Mens moet respek betoon aan jou meerdere. Gelukkig is dit net julle wat ons mee praat. Die Stormers was in 2011 die Bulls se meerdere, so betoon die nodige respek asseblief voor ek vir jou ma vertel hoe ongeskik jy is.

  • Simon - 2012-02-20 09:03

    i would have done the same if I had to play in pink

  • Dieter - 2012-02-20 09:21

    Moertoe dronk gewees!

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-02-20 10:03

    On the radio they said he fell through a window pane! Who knows, sounds pretty unconvincing to cut yourself while opening a window...

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-20 10:18

    how many bulls does it take to open a window??

      Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-02-20 10:56

      Lmao! Nice one Bulldozer.

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-20 13:30

      It takes the whole Bulls team plus the reserves and management to nail Louis' mom. Nobody can get it up.

  • Candice - 2012-02-20 11:06

    Ja Gou...Saggg....SSSeker

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