It was confirmed yesterday that Stormers and Bok lock Eben Etzebeth faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his ankle during the national side’s recent Parish triumph over France.
It seems that counting isn’t a strong suit down in the Cape, with reports as to the duration of his lay-off varying widely. What is agreed, though, is that big Eben requires surgery to fix the injury and will definitely miss a reasonable chunk of the 2014 Super Rugby campaign, if not the whole thing.
The player himself seems to think he’ll be out of action for around six months – the Stormers reckon it will be more like four.
Whatever the case, we’re hoping all goes well with his op and his rehab.Tweet