Steyn out of surgery
- 29 Oct 2013
Sharks centre Frans Steyn had a minor operation on Monday that will rule him out of action for three weeks.
Steyn injured his leg against the Highlanders in May and was diagnosed with compartment syndrome (a heavy pressure build-up in a limb), which required surgery.
He returned to the Sharks' starting line-up for their Currie Cup semi-final against the Free State Cheetahs and played well in the final against Western Province.
SARugbymag.co.za has learned that Steyn would have toured with the Springboks in November had he been selected, but the Sharks decided that, since he had been excluded, it would be best for him to have a scope immediately to remove whatever still needed to be removed from his previous operation.
This has ruled Steyn out for the next three weeks, which means he cannot join the Bok squad as an injury replacement. He will, however, recover in time for the Sharks' pre-season training.
On Monday afternoon, Steyn tweeted: 'Finished with the operation, thanks for all the messages and to my family for all the support!'
Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images
More questions than answers
The Springboks' narrow win in Paris did little to alleviate tactical and personnel concerns ahead of the clashes against Italy and Wales, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Tour Tales – Dublin
JON CARDINELLI on the buzz around the World Cup bid, the vibe at the Aviva Stadium, and sprinting tightheads.
Boks must back Dan
The Springboks must take the opportunity to expose Dan du Preez to Test rugby on the upcoming end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.