Lions fullback Tiaan Swanepoel has been ruled out for approximately eight to 10 weeks after suffering a leg fracture in their Rainbow Cup opener against the Bulls.
The 25-year-old was forced off the field early in their clash at Loftus Versfeld due to a lower-leg injury. The visitors would go on to lose the match 22-9.
On Monday, the Lions confirmed scans revealed Swanepoel had fractured his right fibula and will be out of action for up to two-and-a- half months.
Meanwhile, veteran loose forward Willem Alberts remains on the sidelines with a calf injury.
In more positive news for coach Ivan van Rooyen, front rowers Jaco Visagie and Ruan Dreyer have recovered from their respective injuries and are both available for selection.
Emirates Lions Injury Report
Ruan Dreyer and Jaco Visagie: Available for selection
Tiaan Swanepoel: Fractured right fibula, out for approximately 8-10 weeks.
Willem Alberts: Currently injured calf#LionsPride pic.twitter.com/ZKSN7x1Cpr
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