Du Preez faces a month in hospital after throat surgery

2018-09-14 11:00
Cornell du Preez (Getty)

Cape Town - Worcester Warriors loose forward Cornell du Preez will stay in hospital for a further four weeks after undergoing throat surgery on Monday.

Du Preez sustained the injury five minutes into his debut game against Wasps on Saturday, having joined the Premiership side from PRO14 side Edinburgh in the off-season.

The South African-born Scotland international was rushed to hospital where it was confirmed he injured his cricoid (cartilage of the larynx), underwent surgery on Monday, and will remain in hospital for the best part of a month.

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