Concussion fear for Coetzee

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 25 Mar 2013 at 10:30
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The Sharks have two fresh injury concerns after Saturday’s big win over the Melbourne Rebels.

Coach John Plumtree has confirmed that flank Marcell Coetzee has a suspected concussion, while wing Lwazi Mvovo was forced to leave the field with a hand injury.

Both will be further assessed today, but with the team enjoying a bye over the Easter Weekend, it’s hoped that the Sharks will have both available for their next match, against the Crusaders in a fortnight.

Flank Jean Deysel and centre Tim Whitehead should also come into the selection frame for that match, should they have recovered from ankle and forearm injuries respectively.


  • cant wait for Tim Whitehead to be back. He is the most underrated center in the country.

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.03.13 10:43:46 by Uli Reply
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  • I thought Tim Whitehead had a broken arm? 😕

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.03.13 11:31:13 by Greg Reply

  • Hope Tim and Jean can get some game time for the Sharks XV, don’t rush them back against the Crusaders or Stormers unless they have had some game time!

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.03.13 11:34:39 by Gaff Reply

  • He will be fine – Im sure!

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.03.13 12:32:55 by Ice Reply
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  • whenever they do come back i dont see any justification to start coetzee ahead of deysel. The coach will have different ideas though

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.03.13 12:34:48 by cody007 Reply

  • @cody007 (Comment 5) : I thought he had a good 20 odd minute run in this game, before he got injured? Had a nice offload or two as well as not just bashing into opposition. Deysel is also a very predictable player. But yeah – I know I’ll get the bias comments now.. 🙄 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.03.13 12:46:15 by Ice Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 2) : you’re completely right. I typed this on my phone on the train and clearly my brain was somewhere else.

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.03.13 13:01:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • cough cough :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.03.13 13:04:16 by Poisy Reply
  • @cody007 (Comment 5) : I like both, but it really depends on the opposition you play and what type of game you want to play. Deysel is better in the tight exchanges at turning over ball than Coetzee (who really struggles in that dept), but does not have the speed of Coetzee. Deysel would not have been able to keep up with Daniel when he broke off the scrum.

    It is long S15, and we will need a contribution from all the loosies.

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.03.13 13:49:33 by Bokhoring Reply

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