Plum mum on Sharks injury list

2012-07-03 00:00

WHILE the Sharks are remaining mum on injuries, the Bulls yesterday released a medical update on the state of health in their squad ahead of Friday night’s big Super Rugby game at King’s Park.

Sharks coach John Plumtree refused to comment on the fitness of Springboks Willem Alberts, Pat Lambie and a couple of other walking wounded yesterday but some clarification is expected today when the Sharks hold their weekly briefing at King’s Park.

The Bulls yesterday declared flank Deon Stegmann fit again after fully recovering from his broken arm.

The Bulls said that he would be available for their clash against the Sharks.

The bad news for the Pretoria team is that centre Johann Sadie’s Super Rugby season is over after he suffered a grade three ligament tear to his ankle.

Bulls team doctor Org Strauss confirmed that Sadie would be out of action for six weeks and he will miss the rest of the Super Rugby campaign.

Prop Rossouw de Klerk was also back in training after sitting out for most of the season, while hooker Bongi Mbonambi would be able to train in a week’s time, following an ankle strain.

Bjorn Basson, Dewald Potgieter, Dean Greyling, Flip van der Merwe, Jacques Potgieter and Pierre Spies could not train yesterday due to minor ailments, but they would join the rest of the side in training today.

Lionel Cronjé (four weeks) and Fudge Mabeta (three months) are out for the season.

The Sharks have to win on Friday to have any chance of reaching the playoffs.

The encounter kicks off at 7.10 pm.

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