Lood de Jager: South Africa International Cup winner sidelined for as much as six months with shoulder damage | Rugby Union Information

“It isn’t nice information on Lood. He’ll have surgical treatment and it’s most certainly going to be a rebuild, so shall be 5 to 6 months,” stated Sale¬†director of rugby Steve Diamond.¬†

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Lood de Jager has been restricted to 6 appearances for Sale Sharks since his transfer from Tremendous Rugby facet Bulls final 12 months

South Africa’s International Cup winner Lood de Jager would require surgical treatment on his injured shoulder and can probably be out of motion for 6 months.

Sale lock De Jager suffered a recurrence of the damage that compelled him out of final 12 months’s Rugby International Cup ultimate in opposition to Leicester Tigers within the Premiership previous this month.

The 27-year-old will omit the Rugby Championship in Australia later this 12 months in addition to the build-up to the British & Irish Lions sequence in South Africa, which is scheduled to start out subsequent July.

“It isn’t nice information on Lood. He’ll have surgical treatment and it’s most certainly going to be a rebuild, so shall be 5 to 6 months,” stated Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond.

New Springboks trainer Jacques Nienaber has observed his squad depleted in fresh weeks.

Influential fly-half Handre Pollard could also be set for a long spell at the sidelines after it was once introduced on Monday he had ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee whilst taking part in for French Most sensible 14 facet Montpellier.

Lock RG Snyman has additionally been dominated out for the rest of the season with an ACL damage, whilst Eben Etzebeth is these days sidelined with a rib drawback.

The Springboks have no longer performed Check rugby since profitable the International Cup in Japan final November because of the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst their home-based gamers, together with captain Siya Kolisi, had been inactive since their Tremendous Rugby groups stopped taking part in in March.

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