Blow as Ludik ruled out for 3 months

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 6 Apr 2013 at 12:14
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Sharks fullback Louis Ludik will undergo an operation on his injured shoulder later today.

Coach John Plumtree revealed the blow prior to yesterday’s match against the Crusaders, with Ludik later confirming via Twitter that he’s expected to be out of the game for three months, thus effectively curtailing his involvement in the Sharks’ Super Rugby campaign for 2013.

The Sharks will hope that either Frans Steyn or Riaan Viljoen is able to step into the breach; after all, Ludik has been one of the Sharks most consistent performers so far this year.

We’d like to wish Louis all the best for his recovery and hope to see him back soon.


  • Damn! That’s bad! Get Better Soon!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.04.13 12:20:23 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • And I believe Jacques Botes has broken his arm 🙁

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.04.13 12:42:11 by jonnow Reply

  • Huge blow for the Sharks.

    Frans Steyn is looking extremely uncomfortable at 15 at the moment, and I still have nightmares of Viljoen’s brain farts last year

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.04.13 12:48:04 by Bokhoring Reply
  • On the positive side…Steyn cant get much worse. Hope to see him regain his form soon. Remember how effective Viljoen was last year at Newlands. Bosman really playing some nice rugby ATM.

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.04.13 12:56:07 by DBOY Reply

  • Good luck louis for your recovery going to miss you on the field and your solid defence on the park

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.04.13 13:07:15 by sharksfan2 Reply

  • Seems Bismarck is still another 5-6 weeks away from playing too – based on the half time interview SS had with him next to the field.

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.04.13 13:17:48 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Okay, I was happy that he was out for the week just so I could see Sbura make his Super Rugby, but jeez man that is terrible

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.04.13 13:28:59 by Ludz Reply

  • Get well soon Louis!

    Im sure Frans will come right. Class is permanent.

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.04.13 13:36:12 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 8) : well atleast now he knows that he’s going to play 15 for three months so he can practice there and get use to playing there again. good luck ludik Sharks will miss you, get well soon!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.04.13 13:55:44 by JD Reply
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  • Damn it! He has the worst luck. One of the most consistent (and consistently good!) players in the country.

    He deserves a Springbok cap, but I guess it’s going to have to wait now 🙁

    Get well soon Louis!

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.04.13 14:18:43 by MerckZ Reply

  • Credit to John Plumtree, our depth is really being tested and so far it seems to be passing that test.

    How many teams would be topping their conference without players of the calibre of Bismarck du Plessis, Willem Alberts, Jean Deysel and Louis Ludik?

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.04.13 14:21:35 by MerckZ Reply

  • @MerckZ (Comment 11) : The Stormers … of last year 😈

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.04.13 20:15:19 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • Noooooooo!!!!! No no no…. Ahhhhhhh!!!!!
    SHhhhhhhh….. Man….

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.04.13 22:27:00 by Franshark Reply
  • @MerckZ (Comment 11) : @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 12) : topping the conference is nice but it’s better to get to the final and hopefully winning it this year!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.04.13 22:31:56 by JD Reply
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  • Big blow for the Sharks. Let me be the first to take back my words about Ludik. Over the past year he consistently added value to the Sharks. Certainly one of the best if not the best fullback in SA. We’ll miss you Ludik. Get better soon.

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.04.13 11:39:36 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Why did Plum bracket him on the bench if the injury was this serious???

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.04.13 22:10:47 by SharksRTB Reply

  • Get well soon Louis…..

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.04.13 22:12:46 by SharksRTB Reply


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