Montpellier's SA flank sidelined after wrist op

Wiaan Liebenberg (Gallo Images)
Wiaan Liebenberg (Gallo Images)

Montpellier - South African flank Wiaan Liebenberg is set for a three month spell on the sidelines as he needs an operation on a broken wrist, his French club Montpellier said on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old will join French international wing Benjamin Fall in missing Saturday's European Cup clash with Glasgow.

Fall, 28, suffered a cut elbow in last week's 29-22 victory over Glasgow in Scotland.

That success resurrected Montpellier's hops of making the European Champions Cup knock-out rounds having lost their opening two matches against Exeter and Leinster.

The French Top 14 outfit are third in Pool 3 and six points behind Irish province Leinster, knowing that another victory against Glasgow is imperative if they are to stay in the race for the quarter-finals.

Cant wait for this badboy to come off. #takemystronghand

A post shared by Wiaan Liebenberg (@wiaanliebenberg) on

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
loading... Live
Ireland 23
Georgia 10
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 10074 votes
Cricket
11% - 2706 votes
Football
19% - 4555 votes
Athletics
2% - 596 votes
Boxing
1% - 228 votes
Cycling
2% - 553 votes
Golf
5% - 1187 votes
Motorsport
8% - 2000 votes
Tennis
3% - 814 votes
Water sports
1% - 214 votes
American sports
1% - 298 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 776 votes
Vote