Blue Bulls utility back Dan Kriel has been ruled out of action for three to four weeks after aggravating a shoulder injury against the EP Kings last weekend.
Kriel will consult a specialist this week, but is only likely to return to action in the second half of September.
Although the Bulls are already without lock Jason Jenkins (knee injury) and wing Jade Stiglingh (ankle), the good news is that Dries Swanepoel, Travis Ismaiel, Nick de Jager and Roelof Smith have all returned to training this week.
The Bulls are set to take on the Sharks in Durban this Saturday.
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