Bok wing Combrinck on the mend

    2017-01-25 07:30

    Cape Town - Springbok and Lions wing Ruan Combrinck is confident that he'll return to action in just over two months’ time.

    The 26-year-old sustained a fracture in his shoulder joint during the Springboks’ final Test of 2016 against Wales in Cardiff.

    He underwent successful surgery in December and on Tuesday said he was looking forward to making a return to action.

    “Rehab is going well thanks to the help of many professionals at the Lions, so I will be ready to play again from the end of March or early in April,” Combrinck said via his sponsors Puma.

    Should Combrinck recover as expected, he will be available for selection in the Lions' Super Rugby clash against the Sharks at Ellis Park on April 1.

    He made his Springbok debut against Ireland in Johannesburg earlier this year and went on to win seven Test caps in 2016.

    In mid-year, Combrinck was ruled out with a leg fracture suffered in South Africa’s second Rugby Championship match - against Argentina in Salta - which saw him miss the remainder of the tournament.

    He returned to fitness for the Boks’ year-end tour where he played in the Tests against England, Italy and Wales.

    Combrinck's recovery has been a smooth one, with the Bok winger also commenting on his progress earlier this month.

    On January 16, he tweeted:

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