Alberts out for a few more weeks

Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Sharks, Super Rugby on 18 Feb 2013 at 15:37
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While there were no new injury concerns coming out of the Pumas game, news about Willem Alberts’ injury situation has come to light.

The big blindside’s shoulder continues to bother him and, according to Michael Marnewick of sharksrugby.co.za, he will undergo surgery to correct the problem, putting him out of action for four weeks.

With captain Keegan Daniel already out injured and Ryan Kankowski having just returned from a sojourn in Japan, the Sharks are a little short in numbers at loose-forward. Thankfully there is depth and Springbok Jean Deysel should be expected to take Alberts’ place on the side of the scrum for the first game of the season while Marcell Coetzee is also more than capable in that role if he is not required to do duty in the no. 8 jersey. Another exciting loose-forward prospect in Tera Mtembu can also expect to get some game time in the first few rounds of Super rugby.

More news as we get it . . .


  • Trick question:

    Do I

    a.) Have my shoulder surgery during the off season


    b.) Have my shoulder surgery less than a week before the SR kick off?

    🙄 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.02.13 15:48:36 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 1) : or c) try to get your shoulder ready for Super rugby without surgery and only resort to surgery when it is clear rehabilitation is not working.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.02.13 15:52:28 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 2) : well they went all-in on “c.)” and hung around all the way through the “flop, turn and river” and ultimately went bust.

    As they say, hind-sight is 20-20 😉

    After Adi’s shoulder injury and ultimate surgery, they should have known better. They always try to put it off and they always end up going for the surgery. Best go for “a.)” from the start.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.02.13 16:00:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : He actually had surgery last year to correct the problem last year IIRC. What bothers me is that they haven’t found a way to fix him yet.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.02.13 16:08:42 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 4) : The style of rugby he-plays/is-expected-to-play will ultimately shorten his, and others playing the same style,’s career.

    The guys will have to learn how to look after their bodies while still being able to give it their all. Keegan Daniel would be a prime example to follow.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.02.13 16:18:03 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : @war1 (Comment 4) : Shoulder surgery is farking sore… if they gave you the option to fix it without surgery you’d also go with option c)

    There’s also the possibility that there was more than one thing wrong and the second injury wasn’t discovered until after he had recovered from the first surgery.

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.02.13 16:18:14 by Butchie34 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 5) : His style of play is definitely a concern. We might have to look at a strict rotation policy between him and Deysel who plays a similar game when he comes back. That way it keeps both fresh but not throwing them in the deep end.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.02.13 16:22:06 by Butchie34 Reply
  • This is actually bull. They should have picked this up ages ago. Unprofessional!

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.02.13 17:38:11 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Marcell and Kanko must start with Botes or Deysel at 6 and other one on the bench.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.02.13 17:39:56 by JD Reply
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  • Any news on Kanko in terms of match readiness?

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.02.13 17:45:13 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Enter PSDT ! Bench 18 spot

    6.Coetzee 7.Deysel 8.Kanko
    If no Kanko:
    6.Botes 7.Coetzee 8.Kanko

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.02.13 17:53:11 by Talent Reply
  • The shoulder is an open ball joint and weakest joint in the body.
    Once it goes, it goes and only surgery will fix it. Physio can possibly delay it, but the shoulder is not like a hammy or a torn pec muscle. Its a ligament and a rotator cuff. They dont mend by themselves. Even the surgery doesnt make it “like new”.

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.02.13 18:53:15 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • This is a blessing in disguise…. We play Deysel/Coetzee/Du Toit at 7 until Vic is ready…. then we bring in the Bone Collector in 5-6 weeks’ time.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.02.13 19:53:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Question, if we have to start without either Deysel or WA, do we still try to play the same style?
    Surely Coetzee can`t be expected to play like that?

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.02.13 22:30:24 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 14) : Think we can play the same style, but it’ll have to be the props and Franco van der Merwe who will have to crash it up and let our forward be a little more elusive.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.02.13 09:19:49 by Butchie34 Reply

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