Hougaard out for four weeks

2011-01-22 14:37

Blue Bulls scrum-half Francois Hougaard will be out of action for four weeks after picking up a foot injury in training, the franchise said in a statement today.

The Blue Bulls Rugby Union said Hougaard had a stress fracture in his foot.

“Francois experienced some pain in his foot on Monday and it became worse later in the week. A scan revealed the fracture,” team doctor Org Strauss confirmed.

The franchise said Hougaard was in a race against time to be fit for their opening fixture of the Super Rugby Series.

The Bulls face the Lions in their first match on February 19 in Johannesburg.

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