Lood sidelined for 3 months
Cape Town - Cheetahs lock Lood de Jager will be sidelined for at least three months after undergoing an operation to repair injured elbow ligaments.
De Jager left the field in the first half of the Cheetahs' 35-29 Super Rugby win against the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban last Saturday.
It was feared that he had broken his elbow, but X-rays revealed only ligament damage.
But the Springbok was still forced to go under the knife on Tuesday.
According Netwerk24, ligaments and a nerve were repaired in De Jager left elbow.
De Jager said it was a bad blow so early in the season.
"I barely played 10 minutes. Now I have to wait at least three months before again getting a chance to play. (But) injuries are a reality. It's part of the game, but still bad."
The Cheetahs have a bye in Super Rugby this weekend, before resuming duties at home against the Blues on Friday, February 27.