Sharks: Good news on Beast

    2015-02-17 07:48
    Lood de Jager of the Cheetahs tackling Tendai Mtawarira of the Sharks (Gallo Images)

    Durban - The Cell C Sharks suffered a major injury scare on Saturday when prop Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira left the field in pain, with the early diagnosis indicating a severe injury.

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    However, after undergoing scans on Monday, a calf tear was downgraded to a calf strain and although he will not be considered for selection for a few weeks, this does not constitute a long-term injury.

    “Losing an international is a big loss to any team, obviously we aren’t happy about losing Beast, but there’s nothing we can do, we have to move on,” assistant coach Sean Everitt told Sharks website editor Michael Marnewick.

    “Fortunately we do have a big squad with a lot of depth in that position, so Dale Chadwick steps up and we have a youngster who did very well last year in Thomas du Toit. So it’s an opportunity for them to put their hands up.”

    The Sharks host the Lions at Kings Park on Saturday (19:10 kick-off).

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