Casualty ward: SA conference

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BULLS

SHARKS

Arno Botha (flank) diagnosis: recurring ACL (knee) injury; prognosis: out for six months

Pierre Spies (No 8) diagnosis: recurring bicep injury; prognosis: out for six months

Frik Kirsten (prop) diagnosis: neck injury, required surgery; prognosis: out for the rest of the season

Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock) diagnosis: knee injury, required surgery; prognosis: out for the rest of the season

Paul Jordaan (centre) diagnosis: recurring knee injury, has been operated on; prognosis: out for a month

Pat Lambie (fly half) diagnosis: torn bicep muscle; prognosis: had surgery and is out for six months

Cobus Reinach (scrum half) diagnosis: fractured hand; prognosis: out for eight weeks

CHEETAHS

STORMERS

Coenie Oosthuizen (prop) diagnosis: recurring neck injury; prognosis: out for +- three weeks

Francois Venter (centre) diagnosis: dislocated shoulder; prognosis: undetermined

Johan Goosen (fly half) diagnosis: multiple niggles, required two major operations; prognosis: game-by-game basis

Eben Etzebeth (lock) diagnosis: foot injury, required surgery; prognosis: undetermined

Manuel Carizza (lock) diagnosis: serious rib injury; prognosis: two months

Rynhardt Elstadt (lock)

Scarra Ntubeni (hooker)

diagnosis: recurring diagnosis: calf muscle shoulder injury; prognosis: injury; prognosis: five four to six weeks weeks

LIONS

Michael Bondesio (scrum half) diagnosis: quad muscle injury; prognosis: out for first six rounds

Derick Minnie (flank) diagnosis: fractured cheekbone; prognosis: undetermined

Franco van der Merwe (lock) diagnosis: ankle injury, required surgery; prognosis: out for the rest of the season

Pat Cilliers (prop) diagnosis: rib injury; prognosis: six weeks

De Kock Steenkamp (lock) diagnosis: recurring groin injury; prognosis: undetermined

Schalk Burger (flank) diagnosis: quad muscle injury; prognosis: out for three weeks

Tiaan Liebenberg (hooker) diagnosis: neck injury; prognosis: undetermined

*This chart shows only serious or long-term injuries

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