Lood set to go under the knife, out for up to 6 months

Lood de Jager (Gallo Images)
Lood de Jager (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok lock Lood de Jager will undergo an operation to his right shoulder which was dislocated during the Rugby World Cup final against England.

He is expected to return to full fitness in four to six months.

De Jager sustained the injury in the first quarter of the match after making a tackle on an English player.

He was immediately replaced by Franco Mostert after showing signs of obvious discomfort.

SA Rugby reports that the operation will only take place next week in Cape Town once the swelling around the joint has subsided.

De Jager joins Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard on the sidelines. He suffered a fractured eye socket during the match and was operated on in Pretoria on Wednesday. He is expected to be out of action for six weeks.

The Springboks are currently on their Champions Tour for the next five days where they visit a number of major centres throughout South Africa with the Webb Ellis Cup. 

- Compiled by Craig Taylor

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