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Concussion rules Etzebeth out for three months

INJURY UPDATE: South Africa’s World Cup-winning lock Eben Etzebeth will spend the next three months on the sidelines.


Etzebeth’s French club, Toulon, revealed in a statement that the Springbok star has been ‘stood down’ in compliance with the “concussion protocol”.

The 30-year-old suffered his third concussion in a year during South Africa’s 26-27 loss to England in their year-end international at Twickenham last week.

“After specialist advice and in accordance with the concussion management protocol of the National Rugby League, the player must observe a three-month break,” Toulon said in a statement.

“Rugby Club Toulonnais wishes Eben Etzebeth a speedy recovery.” the French outfit added.

The veteran second row forward, capped 97 times by the Boks, played 245 minutes in South Africa’s three year-end Tests.

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