Heinrich Brüssow’s return delayed

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Springboks on 24 Aug 2010 at 14:17

Springbok and Vodacom Cheetahs flank Heinrich Brüssow will undergo follow-up surgery to his knee which will delay his return to playing. The operation, set to be performed on Tuesday afternoon, means Brüssow will be unavailable for selection for the Springbok tour to Europe in November.Brüssow was assessed during the recent Springbok training camp in Johannesburg and it has been agreed that a second operation is needed in order to ensure that he is 100% fit and available for the 2011 season, which includes the Rugby World Cup.

 Brüssow had surgery earlier this year after sustaining a severe knee injury in a Vodacom Super 14 match. The player ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament, tore both the lateral and medial meniscus,and tore the Medial Collateral Ligament and medial capsule.

 Surgery on the major structures of the knee was successful but Springbok and Cheetahs medical staff have agreed that a follow-up operation is required to guarantee Brüssow’s long-term recovery, and to prevent further risk to damaging the successfully reconstructed cruciate ligament.

Issued by SARU Communications


  • ah well Heinrich, you should come rest in Durban… 😈

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.08.10 14:37:14 by VanWilder Reply
  • This is terrible news for all concerned, good luck on a speedy recovery Heinrich !

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.08.10 14:37:36 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 2) : his not the best fetcher we have, he’s the ONLY fetcher we have…

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.08.10 14:46:09 by VanWilder Reply

  • Thats a long time to not be able to do what you love!!

    I hope you recover quicly Heinrich, see you in the green and gold next year!

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.08.10 14:46:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • That’s a shame. Good luck ferret.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.08.10 15:19:28 by Jarson Reply
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  • Get well soon Heinrich! You are desperately need for the defense of our RWC crown!! 😕

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.08.10 22:18:31 by wpw Reply

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