WP: flyhalf injures knee

2011-07-19 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Western Province received a massive blow yesterday with the news that their flyhalf, Gary van Aswegen, will be out of action for seven to eight weeks.

Van Aswegen injured his knee in WP’s 26-all draw against Griquas at Newlands on Saturday.

“It doesn’t look that serious. It’s probably only some damaged cartilage rather than ligament problems,” said WP coach Allister Coetzee.

But Van Aswegen went for a medical examination yesterday, and it was found that the pivot sustained a partial tear to his medial knee ligament.

He will be walking with a brace for two weeks and will then receive rehabilitation for a further five to six weeks.

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