Two Vodacom Blue Bulls player will undergo medical procedures in the next week following a long and taxing 2012 rugby season.
Official Bulls Release
Wilhelm Steenkamp will have arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Wednesday and Jacques Potgieter has already being confirmed to undergo a groin operation on 31 October.
According to the medical report from team doctor Org Strauss, numerous other players will undergo rehab and recovery in the coming weeks.
Jan Serfontein injured ankle ligaments and will be out of action for at least six weeks, while Dawie Steyn will be out for between 8-12 weeks due to a fractured wrist.
Dewald Potgieter will also not be allowed to make any contact till 10 December to recover from a chronic AC joint injury.
Deon Stegmann (arm fracture, 3-4 weeks) and Pierre Spies (finger operation, 4-6 weeks) are already on the casualty list.
Jano Vermaak and Lionel Mapoe, who will be on loan from the MTN Golden Lions for the Vodacom Super Rugby season, have also being ruled out for a week, due to an abductor muscle strain and concussion respectively.