Sprinboks: Injury toll mounts ahead of tour

2009-05-03 00:00

THE Springbok injury toll is starting to mount ahead of the British Lions tour next month, with test fullback Conrad Jantjes suffering a broken leg in Saturday’s Super 14 match in Cape Town.

Schalk Burger, the Bok and Stormers flank, suffered a calf injury and will have a scan today.

Already out of the tour is World Cup flyhalf Butch James, who has undergone knee surgery in London, while Sharks utility back Frans Steyn left the field with a damaged knee in the Super 14 game against the Highlanders in Durban.

Springbok Jean de Villiers is already on the sidelines with a groin injury, while Sharks’ Adi Jacobs may have to undergo surgery on his shoulder.

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