Herbst injury blow for Kings
Port Elizabeth - The Southern
Kings have minimal injury casualties after their historic 31-30 win against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Eastern Cape side will play in their last Super Rugby on Friday (19:00 kick-off)
when they take on the Cheetahs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The side may
have to do duty without lock, Irne Herbst, after the bruising second-rower sustained a concussion in the match
at Loftus Versfeld.
In the Southern
Kings’ previous match – against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires – the side lost
fellow lock Wilhelm van der Sluys, who also suffered a concussion in another
from Pretoria with only one injury concern,” Southern Kings team doctor Konrad
von Hagen confirmed.
“Our lock, Irne
Herbst, suffered a concussion and will be following the usual return to play
der Sluys is in the final phase of his return to play protocol. We will monitor
him closely this week and make a final call on his availability for this week’s
match later on in the week.”
also confirmed that there were no other injury concerns ahead of the season’s
Head coach Deon
Davids will name his team to take on the Cheetahs on Wednesday.