Another 6 months for Brussow

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 3 Oct 2012 at 10:30
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In a bitter blow to both the Cheetahs and Bok loose forward Heinrich Brüssow, it’s been confirmed that the latter has indeed picked up a serious shoulder injury, which will require surgery to correct. Brüssow will go under the knife this week to repair a damaged rotator cuff and will be out of action for 6 months, thus missing the rest of the Currie Cup as well as the first few matches in next year’s Super Rugby competition.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has already lost at least four loose forwards to long-term injury this season and in addition to the Heinrich Brüssow blow, may also need to replace veteran Hendro Scholtz in his match 22 this week. Scholtz took a blow to the head against Griquas last weekend and is under a concussion cloud.

Drotske will apparently use Francois Uys as a blindside flank against the Sharks should Scholtz indeed be ruled out, as his depth at lock (with Waltie Vermeulen, Izak van der Westhuizen and young Carl Wegner) is just a little better than what he has available at loose forward. Philip van der Walt, Davon Raubenheimer and Pieter Labuschagne are the only fit back rowers currently in his squad.


  • Damn, the player management at cheetahs and stormers really need to be better.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.10.12 10:33:21 by PTAShark Reply
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  • No way! Bad luck dude.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.10.12 10:33:44 by Letgo Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 1) : There must be some reason for all the injuries this season.

    The Sharks didn’t have any more than usual, yet teams like WP, Cheetahs, Reds … have really struggled with injuries this season.

    Just unlucky? Or bad player management?

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.10.12 10:35:24 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 3) : Maybe a bit of both.

    Unlucky because their front line players (who are the best conditioned) were injured early.

    Bad player management because their seconds weren’t as well conditioned as their primary players and with the extra workload, the backup players couldn’t handle it and also got injured.

    Of course, if you look at the Stormers and their loose forwards that’s also just plain bad luck. Who can plan to lose some many players in those specific positions?

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.10.12 10:49:44 by Butchie34 Reply
  • This is really bad news. Hard luch HB.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.10.12 11:40:57 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Or all the injuries could be that players rush back way before they are ready to play at super 15 or currie cup level. Why not play a couple of club games and then step to next level?!

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.10.12 00:16:33 by JD Reply
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