LIVE

    Carr injury worry for Stormers

    2016-07-04 07:59

    Lloyd Burnard - Sport24

    Cape Town - The Stormers are sweating over the fitness of Nizaam Carr, who is battling a shoulder injury ahead of this weekend's clash against the Western Force in Perth. 

    Carr left the field just before half time in his side's 57-31 over the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday, and a decision on his availability for the Force match would only be taken once a full assessment was done.

    "The only injury concern is Nizaam Carr. He's got a bit of a shoulder injury. He came off with that," coach Robbie Fleck said.

    "He's being assessed by the medical staff and we'll make a call on him tomorrow (Monday) morning."

    Fleck added that he would not be replacing Carr in his squad should the Springbok loose forward be declared unavailable. 

    Sikhumbuzo Notshe replaced Carr on Saturday, while the hard-hitting Rynhardt Elstadt was also on the bench as loose forward cover. 

    "We've got good cover so should Nemo (Carr) go back, and hopefully not, but should he go back we'll probably replace him with a backline player," said Fleck.

    "There's enough forward cover here. We came over over with a 16 (forwards) /11 (backline players) split so we've got enough forward cover here."

    The Stormers went into the Rebels game with six forwards and just two backline players on their bench.

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Sport Talk

    Fixtures

    Saturday, 17 February 2018
    • Stormers v Jaguares, Cape Town 15:05
    • Lions v Sharks, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 23 February 2018
    • Highlanders v Blues, 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:45
    Saturday, 24 February 2018
    • Sunwolves v Brumbies, Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium 06:15
    • Crusaders v Chiefs, 08:35
    • Waratahs v Stormers, Allianz Stadium 10:45
    • Lions v Jaguares, Emirates Airlines Park 15:05
    • Bulls v Hurricanes, Loftus Versfeld 17:15

    Results

    No results are available

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    The 2017 Super Rugby tournament has reached its quarter-final stage. When all is said and done, who emerges victorious?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.