Cape Town - Legendary former Springbok lock Kobus Wiese has fellow SuperSport commentator Ethienne Reynecke in his prayers.
Reynecke remains under heavy sedation in a Durban hospital after suffering a stroke last Thursday.
He developed a blood clot on the brain and the latest update on the former Lions hooker’s condition is that he was taken out of ICU and placed into the neurology ward on Tuesday.
Wiese said on his official Twitter account that he was praying for his colleague.
"We can only hope and pray that he will soon be on his feet again," Wiese tweeted.
Reynecke has also appeared on Afrikaans rugby programme, SuperRugby, which Wiese anchors on Monday nights.
The 36-year-old played mainly for the Lions in South Africa, but also had brief stints at Western Province and Free State.
He also played for Saracens in England, Connacht in Ireland and Pau in France.
After retiring from rugby, Reynecke turned his focus to mixed martial arts.
A lifelong WWE fan, in late 2017 Reynecke worked out at the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida.
In recent times, he has worked as an Afrikaans rugby commentator for SuperSport.