Vodacom Bulls players Pierre Spies, Jano Vermaak and Francois Hougaard are all injured and in danger of not playing in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Southern Kings at Loftus Versfeld.
Bulls Media Release
Spies has a grade three tear to his bicep picked up against Samoa on Saturday, Vermaak is recovering from a hamstring injury picked up against Italy three weeks ago and Hougaard will see a specialist on Tuesday to look at his on-going knee issue. Spies will also see a specialist during the week.
Arno Botha is new to the long-term list following his knee injury picked up against Scotland two weeks ago.
Current injury list:
Louis Fouchè (quad, Wednesday), Dewald Potgieter (contusion, Wednesday), Dean Greyling (bronchitis, Wednesday) will not train on Monday, but team doctor Org Strauss gave Travis Ismaiel (shoulder), Akona Ndungane (bone bruising), Jacques Potgieter (foot) and Lohan Jacobs (toe) the green light to train today.
The long term injury list:
Paul Willemse (Gr 3 MCL knee), 3 weeks
Cornell Hess (ACL/MCL tear), 5 months
Lionel Mapoe (Shoulder dislocation) 3 1/2 months
Arno Botha (ACL tear) 6 months