No Lambie for third test

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks, Super Rugby on 20 Jun 2016 at 09:55
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A Springbok medical update has revealed that Pat Lambie’s concussion, sustained during the first test against the Irish at Newlands, has not abated sufficiently to allow him to be selected for Saturday’s series decider in Port Elizabeth.

Lambie was stretchered from the field just after the opening quarter of that Newlands encounter – which the Springboks lost despite a red card to Irish flanker CJ Stander. In line with the standard protocol for treatment of concussion injuries, Lambie was given a week to rest, but the subsequent assessment has revealed that he is still suffering from symptoms and is thus not available for selection this week. It’s not yet clear exactly how much longer Lambie will be out of the game, but the Sharks must now surely be concerned that their captain might also miss the crucial 2 July Super Rugby clash against the Lions at Ellis Park.

The Boks further revealed that Duane Vermeulen, Warren Whiteley and Trevor Nayakane picked up injuries against the Irish at the weekend and will require scans today to assess the damage. Lood de Jager, who missed the second test due to calf strain, is also being evaluated in terms of availability for the weekend.


  • lets go WW !!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.06.16 10:00:28 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Stander should only be allowed to play again when his victim retakes the field. 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.06.16 10:08:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Argh no man. Get well soon Pat!

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.06.16 10:20:41 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Glad to see they arent risking Pat. I hope its not too serious but think he could miss a few super rugby games.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.06.16 10:29:37 by SheldonK Reply

  • This could be a lot more serious than it seems,this is his second above the shoulders injury in a year.
    I really hope that all parties have Patricks well being in mind above anything else.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.06.16 10:40:22 by The hound Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 2) : there is merit in your comment.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.06.16 11:24:52 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • Glad he’s not being rushed back and the symptoms of his injury are not simply swept under the carpet. It’s encouraging to see medical staff putting the players welfare first opposed to the unions wants. On another note I hope that he recovers for that all important 2nd July match against the Lions. The Sharks sure do need him, but should he not be right I hope the Sharks think of his health before their own ambition.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.06.16 11:34:16 by Hulk Reply

  • Good call by the medical staff.there was a big controversy regarding head injuries in the nfl a while ago.

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.06.16 11:37:50 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • Agreed…short term again isn’t worth his long term plan with Sharks and boks…pity as it was now while Pollard was out to show his stuff

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.06.16 12:02:22 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • Better safe than sorry

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.06.16 12:49:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 6) : Says who?

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.06.16 12:55:42 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 6) : Sorry, I read “no” merit.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.06.16 13:09:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 12) : no worries 😀

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.06.16 13:13:51 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • Good call to leave Pat to heal properly.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.06.16 07:01:41 by coolfusion Reply

  • Although I’m sad he will not play I’m glad they decided to do what’s best for the player! Don’t think he wil be ready for Lions game so time for April to step up (again)!

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.06.16 07:39:20 by JD Reply
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  • Whilst we on the concussion subject, did any one see the knick that Nonu took on the weekend against Montpelier? Very similar to Lambie on the outcome, it is becoming a worrying fact as all the players are getting bigger and stronger, and it might be something that we will see more of in the next few years

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.06.16 12:39:07 by Henkb Reply
  • @Henkb (Comment 16) : The speed and size of the players will result in more frequent and serious injury. Players careers will be shortened for sure.

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.06.16 12:51:04 by SheldonK Reply


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