Vodacom Bulls player Lionel Mapoe will miss the remainder of the Vodacom Super Rugby season due to a shoulder injury. The versatile outside back sustained the injury on Saturday during his side’s 30-25 win over the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
According to Vodacom Bulls team doctor, Org Strauss, the player will be out for at least six to eight weeks, but if operated upon, could miss the rest of the season.
“Lionel will see a specialist on Tuesday, who will decide what the next step is. He had a scan today which showed some damage.”
There was good news for Francois Venter though, as the midfielder, who had a groin operation, will be fit once the squad assemble again.
The rest of the injury list is:
Paul Willemse (7 weeks, knee)
Cornell Hess (6 months, knee)
Wiaan Liebenberg (three weeks, shoulder)
Akona Ndungane (1 week, back)