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Loffie laughs off injury bruit


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news, Lions, Super 14 on 6 Feb 2009 at 07:24
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Jan De Koning reports that Lions coach Eugene Eloff has given his team a “clean bill of health”, despite the minor surgical procedure that veteran lock Jannes Labuschagne underwent this week.

Eloff confirmed on Thursday that the 32-year-old Springbok, who made a comeback last year after retiring through injury, had a “clean out” operation.

However, contrary to some media reports, he will not be sidelined for a lengthy period and may well only miss the first match – against the Cheetahs on February 13.

“We decided to clean out the knee now, draining some fluid,” Eloff told rugby365.com.

“It was nothing major and he is in good shape,” the coach said, adding: “He will be back at training on Monday and while he’ll miss the encounter with the Cheetahs, he is set to be available to play against the Sharks in Week Two.”

Eloff said his team completed their pre-season work on Wednesday and the players have been given a “long-weekend” to recharge the batteries, before their season proper starts on Monday.

* Meanwhile the Golden Lions Rugby Union announced that Paul Appalsamy has been appointed as the CEO of Ellis Park World of Sport.

“After a lengthy and thorough search for the right candidate to fill this very important position, Paul’s previous experiences, expertise and personality have distinguished him as the best candidate by far,” the GLRU said in a statement.

“As the GLRU and EPWOS have a very close working relationship, it is comforting to know that we not only have a competent person who will look after the interests of both companies, but someone who strives to make the whole Ellis Park World of Sport a better place and create a better experience for all of our sponsors, customers and supporters.”



12 Comments

  • ok guys… I like to think I’m actually not to kak when it comes to spikking inglish, but what the hell is a “bruit”?

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.02.09 10:12:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • A bruit (bru-we) is an abnormal and often harsh sound heard with a stethoscope over a blood vessel, usually an artery. The sound, which is synchronous with your heartbeat, is caused by turbulent blood flow, such as caused by irregularities in the wall of the blood vessel or by an abnormal connection (fistula) between an artery and vein. A bruit heard over the carotid artery (carotid bruit) may indicate fatty buildup in the wall of the vessel (atherosclerosis).

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.02.09 10:19:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : @wpw (Comment 2) : Had to look that up myself. The non medical version is from ye olde English. Simply meaning noise. :wink: I think.

    I think the author was trying to be too clever. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.02.09 10:26:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Middle English, from Anglo-French, noise – And I thought it was a cheap aftershave from the eighties. :smile:

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.02.09 10:27:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : ok – so do we all agree it doesn’t fit in here?

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.02.09 10:28:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    Amend if you wish!!! :roll:

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.02.09 10:30:33 by wpw Reply
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  • Apparently Loffie and some oke called Dossie got their asses handed to them by Whackhead and Joffers-my-boy in a round of golf. :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.02.09 10:46:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : Thesaurus cheat.

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.02.09 10:47:59 by klempie Reply

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  • So are we back to Ellis Park.

    Bruit – a rough, muscular Cape Townian who dresses like McLovins picture.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.02.09 11:09:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 9) : and what does this have to do with Jannes Labuschagne?

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.02.09 11:19:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    ‘Your’ in a bad mood this morning Robbie??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.02.09 11:21:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :
    What does what have to do with Jannes Labuschagne?
    Have you read the article?

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.02.09 11:25:11 by Salmonoid Reply
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