Town - South African-born Scotland international Cornell du Preez had
to undergo emergency throat surgery following his side's loss to Wasps on
The 27-year-old loose forward,
who plays for Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership, was said to be in a
"stable" condition, though the injury was considered serious.
It is not clear exactly what
happened, but Worcester confirmed that Du Preez required further surgery to his
Worcester Director of Rugby Alan
Solomons, the man who initially lured Du Preez to Scotland, describe the injury
as "major" and expressed his concern for the player.
Du Preez was born in Port
Elizabeth and played for the SA U-20 side, but he has been plying his trade in
Scotland since 2013.
In 2017, he made his debut for
Scotland against England at Twickenham in what would be his first of six Test