Guys – it turns out promising Cheetahs (and junior Bok) fullback Wilton Pietersen was seriously injured in a car accident earlier today.
Details are sketchy at this stage, but Pietersen is apparently in a very serious condition at the moment and early indications are that his future rugby career is very much in jeopardy. Obviously at this time, it is inevtiable to think back to the horror accident a few years ago that left Sharks winger Cedric Mkhize paralysed from the waist down. Promising front-ranker Pompies Wessels lost his life that day as well.
Wilton Pietersen was born in Mossel Bay and played for SWD at Craven Week, as a product of Outeniqua High. He joined the Cheetahs after school and played very well for them in a few Currie Cup appearances last year. He also represented South Africa three times – at Schools level in 2006, under 19 level in 2007 and under 20 level in 2008.
Our thoughts, prayers, good wishes and deepest sympathy go out to Wilton, his family, friends and teammates at this difficult time.Tweet