De Jager hit by injury blow
South African star Lood De Jager has suffered a shoulder injury and is facing at least four months on the sidelines.
The Springbok lock suffered the injury during the Bulls’ 12-27 defeat to the Jaguares in Round two, but early indications were he would only be missing for a few weeks.
However, Bulls doctor Herman Rossouw has now revealed the full extent of the damage and says shoulder surgery will now be required to fix the problem.
“Lood consulted with another specialist and it was determined that he will undergo surgery,” Rossouw confirmed. “This means he will be on the sidelines for four months and will return at the end of Super Rugby.”
The news comes as a big blow to the Bulls, but the timing of the injury means the player will still have a chance of making a full recovery before the World Cup gets underway in Japan in September.
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