REPORT: Another Bok to go under the knife
INJURY UPDATE: Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach is reportedly set to miss the upcoming three-Test series against Wales.
The Montpellier star will not feature in his team’s Top 14 top of the table clash against Bordeaux-Begles due to a shoulder injury.
Reinach sustained the injury during Montpelliers’ match against Harlequins in the European Challenge Cup two weeks ago.
According to Rapport, the 32-year-old is set to undergo surgery on Wednesday, which will keep him sidelined for three to four months.
The injury is a big setback for the Springboks, who will also be without the services of wing Sibusiso Nkosi (ankle) and lock Rudolph Snyman (knee).
Springboks kick off their 2022 international season with three tests against Wales – in Pretoria (July 2), Bloemfontein ( July 9) and Cape Town ( July 16).
Meanwhile, it seems like wing Cheslin Kolbe is expected to recover from his thump injury just in time for the Test series.
The 28-year-old World Cup winner sustained the injury in a European Challenge Cup match against Benetton two weeks ago.
Kolbe underwent a “successful” operation, and will be “kept out of action for several weeks”, the club revealed in a statement last week.
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