Sharks: Skeate to miss Cheetahs

2011-09-13 00:00

THE Sharks will be without lock Ross Skeate for Saturday’s Currie Cup game against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Skeate broke his nose in the opening quarter of Saturday’s outing against the Pumas, and team doctor Ewoudt van der Linde told The Witness yesterday that the bearded lock will be sidelined for two to three weeks.

Skeate, who has been in superb form for the Sharks in the Currie Cup, was taken to hospital after leaving the field.

Van der Linde said that no surgery was required.

Skeate should be ready to play against Western Province at King’s Park on October 1 after missing games against Free State and Griquas.

Van der Linde said that there is a slight possibility that scrumhalf Charl Mcleod, nursing a shoulder injury, could be ready for the Bloemfontein.

Number eight Ryan Kankowski (fractured thumb) is a month away from making his return.

The Cheetahs game is a must-win if the Sharks hope to top the log and potentially host a final.

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