Boks sweating over Faf

───   07:21 Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Boks sweating over Faf | News Article
Faf de Klerk - Getty

The Springboks have been dealt another blow ahead of their End of Year tour to Europe next month.

The Springbok scrumhalf is doubtful about the three Tests against Wales, Scotland, and England next month due to a hip injury that may require surgery.

The Munster lock RG Snyman has already been ruled out with an ACL injury, while the Stormers tighthead prop, Frans Malherbe, is out as well.

He will also miss out on playing for the Barbarians against the Samoa at Twickenham.

Sale Sharks director of rugby, Alex Sanderson, confirmed that there is a concern over De Klerk, and that he is consulting specialists.

“Faf is currently undergoing assessment for his hip-flexor injury which was sustained in the Lions Test and has become more severe recently, but we need to get clarity on that.

“There are concerns that it could be months but we need confirmation.

“We have to wait for the right assessments, otherwise it is scaremongering, and we have had all the scans sent over.

“They are with the consultant in London right now and we have all his previous reports.

“They want to see it all before they make a decision about rehab, surgery, or crack on. Those are three options but we haven't had the decision yet.”

The Springboks first Test on tour will be against Wales on 6 November at the Millennium Stadium.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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