Supersport’s Brenden Nel has confirmed that Bulls captain Pierre Spies has been ruled out of action for the remainder of the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby competition.
The big Bok number 8 has apparently suffered a recurrence of the bicep injury that forced him to spend 6 months on the sidelines in 2013. He apparently re-injured the muscle during the Polokwane warm-up game against the Stormers 4 weeks ago, but played against the Sharks last week regardless. When the pain in his arm refused to abate, Spies went for further testing and was withdrawn from the side that played the Cheetahs last Friday night.
It’s now been revealed that the muscle is again ruptured and Spies will go for immediate surgery to correct the problem, meaning no further rugby for the duration of the Super Rugby season.
The Bulls have already lost blindsider Arno Botha to a serious knee injury, while opensider Deon Stegmann is yet to see action in 2014 due to a groin injury. The latter is also unlikely to face the Lions this weekend.Tweet