Springbok laid low by heart condition

Cornal Hendricks (Getty)
Cornal Hendricks (Getty)

Cape Town - Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks rugby career is hanging in the balance due to a serious heart condition, a report on Netwerk24 indicates.

Hendricks, who is also part of the Springbok Sevens squad, was set to play Super Rugby for the Stormers this year but he did not join his new team-mates at the High Performance Centre in Bellville earlier this week.

Questions were raised when Blitzboks Cheslin Kolbe and Juan de Jongh were released to the Stormers, but not Hendricks.

Hendricks is contracted to SARU and the rugby governing body did not want to comment when probed about Hendricks’ condition.

The Stormers have also remained mum on his condition.

It is believed that Hendricks will have to be given clearance by several specialists before SARU of the Stormers will allow him to play.

The 27-year-old has also played 12 Tests for the Springboks in the 15-man code.

 

 

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