• Du Toit hails ‘miracle’

    Pieter-Steph du Toit's World Cup dream may not be over after he tweeted about his successful surgery.

    The 22-year-old lock was expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during the victory over the Cheetahs at the weekend.

    However, following surgery in Cape Town on Tuesday, Du Toit has been handed some positive news.

    'A MIRACLE just happened. Just got home after surgery, everything went well. Doc said I will be able to play in three months, if rehabs goes well,' Du Toit tweeted following the surgery.

    'Pieter-Steph du Toit today underwent a knee stabilisation procedure in Cape Town. The surgery went well and the damage to the knee joint was not as bad as originally thought,' read a statement from the Sharks.

    'We hope to have him fit again in three months.'

    The news will be a massive boost for Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer, whose second-row stocks remain thin ahead of the showpiece in England later this year.

    Should Du Toit's rehab go well, he will be looking to add to his two Springbok caps when the Rugby Championship kicks off in July.

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