Goosen to return in September

2012-07-31 07:46

Cape Town - Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen's rehabilitation is going well but he won't be back in action until the early weeks of September.

Goosen injured his shoulder in late April when he scored a try for the Cheetahs in a Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders.

Volksblad reports that Goosen will miss the Cheetahs' first three Currie Cup clashes against the Lions (August 11), Blue Bulls (August 17), and Griquas (August 25).

"He should be ready for the match against the Sharks (September 1) or the week thereafter (Western Province)," said Hawies Fourie, the Cheetahs' backline coach.

The Free Staters take on Welsh side, Cardiff, in a pre-season clash in Bloemfontein on Saturday. Riaan Smit and Sias Ebersohn are the two flyhalves in contention for the No 10 spot.

Scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius, who played for the Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition, is expected to be included on the bench. He will be available for Free State in the Currie Cup, but will have a tough time getting the nod over incumbent No 9 Pieter van Zyl, who showed much promise in the Super Rugby season.



  • chris.gill.9849 - 2012-07-31 07:54

    Hopefully the week after the Sharks game. He's such a talent, can't wait to see him back in action against someone other than my Sharks.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 08:42

      Just another fourie du preez, a prodigy but he got his shoulder injury earlier than du preez, we should see him out of action once maybe twice a year

      danie.fick.98 - 2012-07-31 11:30

      hahahahaha,Tom,jou comment is ma net weer n bewys dat jy die IK het van n boom sonder takke

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 11:51

      and you are supposed to play golf from the grass not from the sand fool

  • jason.coenraad - 2012-07-31 08:23

    Question is... will he still be the same player? Most rugby players never really live up to their true potential after an injury layoff of a couple of months. Good luck though, the Boks really need a quality flyhalf...

      Stormkaap - 2012-07-31 08:56

      He is still young enough for recovery.. A great talent adn Sarel will find it difficult to displace Piet van Zyl..

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-31 08:31

    Wonder who will be the Fly half for the Rugby Championship?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 08:44

      Not Peter falcon popgun grant

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-31 08:54

      Better than Morne "I could not hit sand if I Fell off a Camel" Steyn?

      Stormkaap - 2012-07-31 08:58

      Tommy popgun who do u think should be the flyhalf.. You criticise but offer nothing, or are you hoping you bedroom partner Spies will re invent himself among the backs.

      TravieGrif - 2012-07-31 09:12

      I think that for now Lambie is the right choice at flyhalf. Neither Grant or Morne Steyn are the answer at the moment. I think Grant did his chances nothing but damage with his performance against the Sharks. I would also like to see Jantjies behind a decent pack of forwards to see if he is the real deal.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 09:15


      Stormkaap - 2012-07-31 11:12

      Tommy popgun... you were probably perving the gay magazines hoping to get a glimpse of Michalak

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 11:52

      not necessary, its called teh googles

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 19:45

      Stormkaap come out of the closet already .. I mean what straight man would think of and say things like that ?

      dewald.botha.50 - 2012-08-01 08:51


  • francois.v.eeden.3 - 2012-07-31 09:23

    kom Bulls toe asb. Wanneer gaan Morne Steyn Japan toe?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 11:53

      they dont control where he goes on holiday. and they dont need to disclose that information to you either. dont be so arrogant. just because you are a supporter doesnt mean you get to know their travel schedule. how stalkerish

      niel.walt - 2012-07-31 14:04

      Tom just accept it, morne is a very average rugby player, if he played for any other team he would get ripped apart from all sides

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 19:48

      Average doesn't get you leading SR points scorer and one of the highest points scorers in the history of the competition .... not at his best this season for sure but way better than "average" talent wise

  • louis.bensch.31 - 2012-07-31 09:58

    Morne, geniet maar jou laaste paar toetse want as Johan eers reg is gaan niemand hom uit die Springbok nommer 10 uit kan lig vir jare

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 11:56

      if johan goosen was a blue bull everyone would wait for him to fail and would boo him and call for his head ASAP. he will probably now move from the cheetahs to the sharks, WP or bulls and then everyones opinion will change and we will be hearing how some other young upstart will be dominating the number 10 jersey and johan should watch his back ad nauseam

      louis.bensch.31 - 2012-08-02 16:12

      @BlueRaven, teen jou ma en ons gaan haar goed wen

  • mardeo.bezuidenhout - 2012-07-31 11:01

    YES YES YES, bring on the gooosee!!!! legend in the making!!!

  • john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-31 19:43

    please stop breaking !

      wessel.duplessis.94 - 2012-08-02 23:28

      Ag,randomDude,you're probably a start snorting your own bulls#t.Mornè's done

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