The Vodacom Blue Bulls have returned from their Currie Cup bye week and there are a few injury concerns.
Jaco Visagie will be operated on later this week to repair cartilage damage to his shoulder. He is expected to be out for six weeks.
Dries Swanepoel underwent surgery this morning to repair his Achilles tendon that has been bothering him. He is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks.
Unfortunately Jamba Ulengo will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. He should be fit for the start of next season.
Burger Odendaal and Johnny Kotze have recovered fully and will return to practice as of tomorrow.
Players on the short term injury list include Piet van Zyl (concussion), Irne Herbst (knee), Travis Ismaiel and Roelof Smit (knee). All four players should return to practice next week.
Players on the long term injury list include Shaun Adendorff, Abongile Nonkontwana (fractured hand), Eli Snyman (ankle), Ruan Steenkamp, Corniel Els, Hendre Stassen and Hanro Liebenberg.