Baby Boks lose lock

Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:51
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Junior Springbok lock Jannes Kirsten will miss the rest of the IRB Junior World Championship because of a facial injury.

Junior Springbok lock Jannes Kirsten will miss the rest of the IRB Junior World Championship in France because of a facial injury, the team confirmed on Sunday.

Kirsten sustained a fractured cheek bone in the South Africa Under-20s training session on Saturday afternoon at the Stade Michelin in Vannes.

The team will name a replacement shortly.

On Saturday evening team doctor, Phatho Zondi, took Kirsten for a scan at a local hospital. According to Zondi, the CT scan confirmed a right infraorbital fracture with muscle impingement.

“He also has multiple fractures to the maxillary sinus. Jannes was consulted by an ENT specialist who confirmed the diagnosis of a Type B blowout fracture and has recommended conservative treatment with an expected return to play in a minimum of six weeks,” the team doctor explained.

Defending champions South Africa play Wales in a semifinal clash on Tuesday at 16.45 in Vannes.

Meanwhile on Sunday, the squad continued with its preparations for the vital knockout match with two field sessions at the nearby Stade Michelin.

Coach Dawie Theron will announce the Junior Bok team to play Wales on Monday.

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