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Injury updates


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 23 Mar 2016 at 08:13
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News filtered through late yesterday of a serious injury to Elton Jantjies, with some reports even going as far as stating the flyhalf will be out of action for up to 3 months. Similarly, reports are surfacing this morning of a neck injury to Jano Vermaak which could rule him out for 3 months.

The good news is that the Jantjies injury is not as bad as first expected and that he would be back in the mix within the next week. A Lions press release stated that Jantjies in fact did not need an operation on his wrist and that the Union expects him to be back in action against the Crusaders, which they play next weekend.

As for Vermaak, the bad news seem to be confirmed as the player is scheduled for surgery to fix his neck. He sat out last week’s match against the Brumbies, and looks set to miss most of the remaining Super Rugby season.

All the best to both players, come back stronger!



25 Comments

  • Really happy for Elton! With Jano’s injury that’s the first-choice Stormers half-back out for a long time. Good luck to him.

    So the rugby media built yet another bandwagon yesterday which they rode off into the sunset. I saw articles suggesting that Morne Steyn be called up for Bok duty following Jantjies’ ‘news’.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.03.16 08:54:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : …so HM has taken to journalism I presume? ;)

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.03.16 09:11:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : hahaha maybe Morne can sommer coach as well as the new coach has not been appointed so don’t know who the hell with pick the squad!!! :twisted: :shock:

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.03.16 09:33:44 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 3) : We have had worse kicking coaches than Morne Steyn…perhaps a future possibility

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.03.16 09:39:07 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 3) : Apparently he will be revealed on 1 April – clearly setting the tone for what we are to expect from our future Bok coach. :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.03.16 09:41:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 5) :

    That is the wrong day to appoint your new Springbok coach, but probably the best way to get it in the news.

    Everybody gets to think it is a joke until a month later and he is singing the National Anthem alongside our Springbok team.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.03.16 09:43:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.03.16 09:45:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : Its all tactical…. if he stuffs it up then they can just say…actually it was a joke, its not him. haha

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.03.16 09:50:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 5) : So when the news does break we’ll all be waiting for them to say actually its just a joke.

    I think it’ll be easy to see through the joke, if they appoint Graham Henry it’s a joke, if its Coetzee or Rassie probably the truth.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.03.16 10:03:07 by Hulk Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 5) : just hope it’s not an April fools joke!!!!!!!!! :shock: :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.03.16 10:08:47 by JD Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 9) : think it will be Coetzee not sure if Rassie will take the job.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.03.16 10:10:19 by JD Reply
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  • I just read that Marcell has a loophole in his contract to stay in SA. If he gets a Bok contract from the new coach he will stay in SA. Great news to me

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.03.16 10:12:43 by Fox Reply

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  • @Fox (Comment 12) : really? If it’s true it seems to me as if his agent get more loopholes written in his contract than actual contract!!! Basically there’s so many loopholes it’s no use signing with him!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.03.16 10:18:26 by JD Reply
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  • @JD Just read it on Supersport. Would be great to keep Marcell in Durban for the next couple of years

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.03.16 10:29:19 by Fox Reply

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  • Glad to hear about Jantjies not being injured as seriously as initially thought. Sad news about Vermaak thou.

    @FireTheLooser (Comment 5) : I can actually see them announcing the Bok coach on the 1st of April, really fitting.

    @Fox (Comment 12) : Well I’m certain that his move is money related and that perhaps not even a Bok contract might make up the difference. I could be wrong thou and he will be willing to put SA before money. If there is truth in the story then I do hope he will stay in SA and the Sharks naturally.

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.03.16 10:30:46 by Farlington Reply

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  • @Fox (Comment 14) : Staying in SA does not mean he will stay with the Sharks. He is after all trying to earn more money. The Stormers could always swoop in with a big offer.

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.03.16 10:33:32 by Farlington Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 9) : If SARu had a sense of humour they would announce Heyneke Meyer as the new Bok coach on 1 April :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.03.16 10:41:27 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 17) :

    Hahaha!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.03.16 10:46:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Fox (Comment 14) : that would be great.

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.03.16 11:20:57 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Fox (Comment 12) : I hope that is true and I hope that if the new Bok coach is Coetzee he can see Marcell is a must for the Springboks.

    I hope that we can keep him on home soil if there is truth in this but I’m sure we’ll never know for certain and at this point I’m not going to get my hopes up.

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.03.16 11:31:42 by Hulk Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 17) : I think they may actually regain some respect from me were that the case :grin:

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.03.16 12:13:06 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Farlington (Comment 16) : Seeing as seemingly his contracts has more holes than Swiss cheese I could be wrong but I don’t think the loophole that allows him to sign for an Overseas team allows him to go to another SA team so he would have to stay at the Sharks if he plays in SA, but like I said I could be wrong.

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.03.16 12:33:19 by JD Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : :grin:

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.03.16 17:08:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : I just had a flash back to HM singing the anthem (only thing he ever did “well”)….made your comment so colourful. :)

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.03.16 18:02:38 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 24) : and looking like his head was going to explode when the Bokke was attacking and seemingly about to score a try!!! Hahaha hell that was funny!!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.03.16 23:11:47 by JD Reply
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