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Spies out for six months


  • 24 Feb 2014
Pierre Spies played for the Bulls against the Sharks Pierre Spies played for the Bulls against the Sharks

Vodacom Bulls captain Pierre Spies will miss a large part of the 2014 season due to a bicep injury.

It is the same injury that he sustained in June last year and ruled him out for the rest of 2013.

According to Bulls team doctor Org Strauss, Spies complained about pain in his bicep after the Stormers warm-up match.

A MRI scan and ultrasound of the area was done and did not show any damage, but as the pain did not go away after the opening Super Rugby match against the Sharks, two other opinions were also called for. These specialists found bleeding and rupture of the bicep after more scans and decided upon immediate action.

Spies will be operated on this week and will miss at least six months of rugby.

In other injury news, Strauss confirmed that flanker Deon Stegmann will be seeing a specialist on Wednesday regarding his groin injury. Prop Dean Greyling sprained an ankle against the Cheetahs, but will train on Wednesday, while Morné Mellett has been declared fit, following his back strain.

Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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