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Bok flyhalf under the knife in Cape Town after shoulder injury in Japan

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Elton Jantjies. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)
Elton Jantjies. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images)

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies has undergone shoulder surgery after suffering a serious injury while playing for the NTT Red Hurricanes in Japan.

According to Rapport, Jantjies returned to South Africa and went under the knife in Cape Town on Thursday. He is expected to be sidelined for between two and three months.

"He should maybe play with us again in April... the last few games of the season," Red Hurricanes coach Johan Ackermann said.

Jantjies was making his debut for the Red Hurricanes against the Ricoh Black Rams in Japan’s League One.

Jantjies, who has past experience playing in Japan for the NTT Shining Arcs (2014-2018), is expected to make a recovery before the Springboks play their first Test against Wales in Pretoria on 2 July.

The 31-year-old has played 42 Tests for the Boks since making his debut in 2012.

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