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Blue Bulls carrying injuries into the Currie Cup


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup on 9 Jun 2008 at 22:38

The Blue Bulls’ new team doctor Org Strauss is confident that Springbok Wikus van Heerden will be fit for the team’s first Currie Cup match against the Lions at Ellis Park on June 21.

Van Heerden had a scope on his knee but his rehabilitation is going well and he is already running with the rest of the team, according to www.rugby365.com.

The young No.8 Dewald Potgieter, who was struggling with a hamstring injury, will also be eligible for the Ellis Park encounter. However, Fourie du Preez, Zane Kirchner, Heini Adams, Derick Hougaard and Wayne Julies are all still on the injury list.

Du Preez was with the team on Monday but he could not train due to his hand injury and Strauss believes he will be on the side-line for another three weeks.

Kirchner’s groin will keep him on the pavilion for two to three weeks, while Adams’ tibia will also take about two to three weeks to heal completely.

Hougaard is in a race against time for the opening match and at this stage Strauss says it is “touch and go” whether Loftus’ Liefling will play against the Lions.

The Blue Bulls hoped that Julies would have been able to start the Currie Cup, but he will not be able to play for another six weeks.

The former Springbok prop Richard Bands had an operation on his pectoral muscles last week that looks to keep him on the side line for another six to eight weeks.

Bands injured himself against the Elephants in the early rounds of the Vodacom Cup and it is the same injury that will keep him out of the first stage of the Currie Cup.

Meanwhile, it is good to hear that the young flanker Pieter Meyer is recovering well after his knee operation, as the Vodacom Cup team doctor Ewoudt van der Linde says he will go through full rehabilitation before he starts playing again in 2009.

Meyer has torn the three ligaments in his knee, but Dr Daan du Plessis operated on him and the young fetcher is determined to come back in six month’s time stronger and fitter than he has ever been.



23 Comments

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  • Comment 1, posted at 09.06.08 22:40:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Richard Bands has been injured for how long now???

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.06.08 09:59:29 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 2) : Wes, it feels like about half my life ;)

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.06.08 10:02:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Has last played for the Boks in 2003.

    Since then I don’t recall him playing a full season of rugby without getting injured.

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.06.08 10:09:42 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 4) : or suspended

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.06.08 10:15:27 by PJLD Reply
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  • Ditto Wayne Julies.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.06.08 10:19:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 6) :

    I think Wayne Julies pips Kees Leesing for the title of the highest paid “non-playing” rugby player in South Africa….

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.06.08 10:25:56 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • One can add Andre Pretorius to that list.

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.06.08 10:30:43 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 8) :

    But at least he plays when he is not injured….

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.06.08 10:31:57 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 9) : sound like Petoors’ goose is cooked at the lions

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.06.08 10:38:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • DP

    Wayne Julies also plays.

    He has never played in a losing Bok team. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.06.08 10:39:54 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Hi Rob, where is old Vinnie.he’s been very quiet since his less than flattering articles on PdV. Tell him we all make mistakes and we might have even agreed with some of the things he wrote. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.06.08 10:40:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    cooked or crocked?

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.06.08 10:41:17 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : he he. He’s hiding.

    He’ll be around next time WP win a match

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.06.08 10:42:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 13) : well, yes… ;)

    Seems at least another 6 months out and a contract that expires in October… doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work that one out

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.06.08 10:43:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : I dunno why he so upset with PdV since half the team are Stormers?

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.06.08 10:44:20 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) : he just likes to vent occasionally ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.06.08 10:46:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 11) :

    Shew that was so long ago….I think we still had the rinderpest problem

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.06.08 10:46:23 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 11) : neither have I

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.06.08 10:50:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pokkel how was the fishing last weekend.

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.06.08 10:53:07 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Bring on the CC already… :mad:

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.06.08 10:54:54 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 21) : time to start getting those FL teams in ;)

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.06.08 10:55:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : I’m working on that…should be ready on Monday.

    You still think the Bulle will do well?

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.06.08 11:14:51 by blackshark Reply

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