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Bad news for Giant and Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 14 Jun 2016 at 10:34
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Big lock Lubabalo “Giant” Mtyanda is going in for surgery today after sustaining what must surely be a season-ending knee injury playing for the Pumas at the weekend.

If the description written on his hospital tag is anything to go by, Giant appears to have ruptured the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee and is currently undergoing reconstructive surgery at Gateway hospital in Durban.

We wish him all the best for the operation and the long road back to fitness. Thoughts and prayers are with you, Giant!



28 Comments

  • Eish ACL injuries take a long time to heal- and him being so heavy doesnt help so he could be out till end of next year. Good luck to the very likeable and friendly guy

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.06.16 10:37:47 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Bummer, get well, and all the best.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.06.16 10:53:56 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Ok so how does this work – who is liable for his medical bills, Sharks or Pumas, being in hospital in Durban makes me wonder if its not the Sharks.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.06.16 11:01:04 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : From what i believe the hospital and op costs are covered by the insurance that the players take out. Rehab costs would be covered by either the Sharks or Pumas and i would guess probably the Pumas.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.06.16 11:07:15 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : Everyone knows the Sharks pay for rehab :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.06.16 11:09:04 by the-other-sharky Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : he’s an awesome guy, isn’t he? I love him to bits and fee so bad for him.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.06.16 11:11:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wish you the best with recovery Giant!

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.06.16 11:16:20 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Yeh he was at the gym a couple weeks back and very happy to just chat with people etc. Always smiling.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.06.16 11:25:56 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @the-other-sharky (Comment 5) : Dis lekker by die see…

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.06.16 11:26:29 by SheldonK Reply

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  • I always found Giant to be an enigma,all ways promised but never quite delivered on the field.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.06.16 12:18:24 by The hound Reply
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  • Was looking forward to seeing him play here in Newcastle this weekend, gonna be front and centre when the boys run out on Saturday.
    :razz:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.06.16 14:01:26 by garethkorb Reply

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  • @garethkorb (Comment 11) : Who are they playing?

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.06.16 14:40:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Any truth that Paul Jordaan off to La Rochelle???

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.06.16 16:01:11 by grant10 Reply

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  • Get well soon Giant!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.06.16 19:37:59 by JD Reply
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  • This poor okes can’t catch a break. All he needs is two injury free seasons.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.06.16 07:09:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 13) : I’ve got no confirmation of that. If I did, there would be an article.

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.06.16 10:24:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • They are Playing the Pumas here in Newcastle, I will give updates as well as on goings on the day for all you SHARKS FANS out there, I’ll do my best Uncle Hugh or Joel impressions

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.06.16 11:45:09 by garethkorb Reply

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  • @garethkorb (Comment 17) : thanx. Maybe time to go for a quick visit in my old hometown!

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.06.16 14:40:01 by JD Reply
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  • Sounds Good can catch up over a few cold ones, whilst our boys do there thing on the paddock

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.06.16 15:07:40 by garethkorb Reply

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  • Any confirmation about Paul Jordaan? Witness had it as a poster headline all over town today…

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.06.16 17:14:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 20) : I’m getting more concerned but still can’t find anything other than the French announcement. And we know what these announcements are worth.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.06.16 17:47:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 20) : @robdylan (Comment 21) : really hope this is only a rumour!!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.06.16 00:10:15 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : I don’t want to say too much about it here because the Sharks haven’t had a chance to respond and because I don’t have much trust in the source of all this, but further news about Brian vZ’s Open Letter will hopefully be forthcoming! I am concerned…

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.06.16 23:05:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 23) : I am too

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.06.16 11:10:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 23) : @robdylan (Comment 24) : Very, and it made a big article in Rapport and widely reported on the web. Not good publicity.

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.06.16 09:28:42 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 25) : I’m going to do something about it this morning.

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.06.16 09:39:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : :shock: You can fix it (the Sharks), just like that. Respect man.

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.06.16 10:04:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Im not looking forward to it. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.06.16 10:06:26 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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