So the first round of the Super 14 is over and a few players left the matches to continue watching from the sidelines with injuries, Lucky Mulipola is one, Brian Habana is another.
I can confirm that Lucky Mulipola who left the field during the Highlanders’ match agains the Reds will be out for 8 to 10 weeks.
The Highlanders are on a two match trip to Australia and there is no intention of flying out a replacement for the unlucky Mulipola. James Wilson was taken over to Australia as the “23rd” man when the highlanders left New Zealand last week and will provide cover for the injured Mulipola.
In the Newlands clash between the Stormers and the Bulls, Bryan Habana stayed down after he scored the Bulls’ only try. He valiantly tried to play on for the rest of the match but didn’t last much longer and was replaced at half time.
The Bulls had to finish their match without their star winger. Bryan Habana is not a man who just goes down without a fight and his departure is cause for concern.
Team doctor Tommie Smook’s initial prognosis after his evaluation, is that Habana will be out for 2 to 4 weeks. The Bulls will issue a press release as soon as more information is available.
The Bulls host the Crusaders and the Sharks in the next two rounds of the Super 14.Tweet