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Bad news – and worse news


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 8 Mar 2016 at 15:58
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The Stormers have confirmed some very bad news indeed, with ace young pivot Rob du Preez set to be on the sidelines for up to 12 weeks with a knee ligament strain.

The only silver lining here is that the injury will not require surgery, but with their first choice flyhalf set to miss three months of the season (and backup in rather short supply), Robbie Fleck is unlikely to be taking all that much consolation. According to reports, Kurt Coleman wwill be backed, with youngsters Brandon Thomson and Jean-Luc du Plessis providing cover.

The news for the Lion is worse, though, with centre Harold Vorster suffering his second bad knee injury in two seasons against the Chiefs. He’s ruptured the dreaded anterior cruciate ligament and will not play again this season.

We wish both players all the best for their rehabilitation.



16 Comments

  • An Article written in what I see as true Shark spirit.

    Wishing both players the best of luck.

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.03.16 16:01:17 by YamYam Reply
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  • I dont think we will season another season going forward where no player tears his ACL…sad but true nature of the sport currently.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.03.16 16:06:20 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Both young players with heaps to offer :sad:

    Sterkte julle twee. Hope rehab goes well!

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.03.16 16:07:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Best of luck with rehab guys!!! Hope to see you on the rugby field as soon as you’re better!

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.03.16 16:21:31 by JD Reply
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  • Tough.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.03.16 16:48:57 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • When I saw WP and ACL and injury. I almost thought PSDT. I was almost a little happy. Nasty I know. But I did say almost….

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.03.16 17:00:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 6) : don’t know if it’s mean but I’m really just glad it’s not a Sharks player!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.03.16 17:03:23 by JD Reply
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  • Good luck, gents. Hang in there…

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.03.16 23:16:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Robert, come back home to KZN. Flyhalves never get injured here!! :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.03.16 23:16:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 9) : sies Pastor you should feel guilty about lying to the poor lad! :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.03.16 07:15:29 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 9) : Hahaha Pastor! :mrgreen:
    All the best with rehab gents!

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.03.16 08:16:02 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Thats awful nice of you Robbie

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.03.16 10:07:51 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) : Rob du Preez is an awesome oke – I’ve known him for years. His dad is also an awesome oke, as are his mom and his two brothers. So really, I don’t have to think about what jersey he wears to sincerely wish him well.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.03.16 10:14:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : oh and I didn’t mean to just call Sonja an “oke” :)

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.03.16 10:14:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Hehehehehe

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.03.16 10:34:47 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : was wondering about that………….. but very glad to know! :shock: :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.03.16 11:16:50 by JD Reply
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