Bad news for Sharks and Bok fans is that Frans Steyn needs immediate surgery on his injured ankle and will be out of all rugby for 3 months or more.
Steyn went over on his ankle during practice last week and while initial x-rays appeared to show no lasting damage, he was withdrawn from the Bok side to play Australia after failing a fitness test on Thursday. Team doctor Craig Roberts, though, appears to have changed his mind about the injury and has recommended that Steyn undergo an operation to sort out the problem.
This effectively curtails the big centre’s involvement with either Boks or Sharks for 2012. Here’s hoping that he will be fit in time to participate fully in pre-season training with the Sharks in January.
Roberts has also confirmed that Zane Kirchner is in doubt for Saturday’s test against the All Blacks, having picked up a hip injury while colliding with an unconscious Adam Ashley-Cooper. Nice one, Sideshow Bob…Tweet