Eye scare for Bulls flank

    2016-07-05 08:46

    Cape Town - The Bulls on Monday reported three new injury concerns following their 29-11 defeat to the Jaguares in Buenos Aires at the weekend.

    Flank Roelof Smit sustained an eye injury, which required surgery.

    “Firstly we’ve got Roelof Smit, who gave us quite a scare,” team doctor Herman Rossouw said on Monday. “He sustained a laceration in his eye and had to undergo immediate surgery. Luckily the results were quite positive and he will only miss one week. He should be available to play next week again.”

    According to Rossouw, prop Lizo Gqoboka and centre Burger Odendaal were also injured.

    “We also had Lizo Gqoboka who needed to leave the field with an injury to his groin. He was referred for an MRI scan this morning (Monday). We’re still waiting on the results and a final decision will be made then. It’s unlikely that he will be available for this coming week’s fixture against the Sunwolves.

    “And then Burger Odendaal, who was removed from the field precautionary as a result of a hard bump against his head. He is making good recovery and it doesn’t seem like he sustained any concussion and he should fill in with the team with training as of tomorrow.”

    Lock Grant Hattingh missed the trip to Argentina with a knee injury and his progressed will be monitored.

    “Grant Hattingh is making good progress with his knee. He will be re-assessed tomorrow to see if he can maybe start some of the training with the team,” said Rossouw.

    The Bulls host the Sunwolves at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).

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