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    Bulls' Potgieter rushed to hospital

    2016-07-06 12:45

    Pretoria - Loose forward Jacques Potgieter’s run of bad luck has continued after he was rushed to hospital with an infection and now looks increasingly likely not to play in any of the Bulls Super Rugby games this season.

    Potgieter signed at the Bulls from the Sharks having previously joined the coastal side from the Waratahs and then injuring himself without playing a competitive game for the Sharks in Super Rugby.

    Eventually as his rehabilitation for the knee injury he picked up was ending, the Sharks agreed to let him go, and he decided to join the Bulls ahead of his impending wedding to actress Angelique Gerber.

    But Potgieter’s rehab has been a tricky thing, with the Bulls medical staff talking of his knee not being quite ready to withstand the pressures of Super Rugby and thus giving him extra time to recover.

    Now the infection, which team doctor Herman Rossouw told SuperSport.com was named diverticulitis and affects the colon, will mean that Potgieter needs to spend three to four days in hospital under supervision and be treated with antibiotics, and means he cannot continue his rehab for this time.

    Currently it doesn’t look like he will be ready for the Cheetahs game next week but there is a possibility if the Bulls sneak into the playoffs that he may be considered for those games.

    After Super Rugby Potgieter will head back to his Japanese club, the Fukuoka Sanix Blues, for the rest of the year before returning next year to represent the Bulls in Super Rugby again.

    Bulls fans will be hoping that return ends his horror year of injuries and bad luck, and brings the cult player known in Sydney as “jackpot” back to the form that made him such a popular player.

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