Rohan nearing return for Lions

Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg has returned to training with the Lions after recovering from a knee operation.

According to IOL, Janse van Rensburg could come back into the selection mix after the Lions' bye next weekend, with the burly midfielder having been given clearance to play by the medical staff, while now just waiting to be cleared by the conditioning team.

Janse van Rensburg was regarded as the likely candidate to wear the Bok No 12 jersey in June, but suffered a knee injury that required surgery in mid-April.

Meanwhile, Lions team doctor Rob Collins said no one was to blame for Warren Whiteley's recent injury, which saw him suffer a torn ligament in his pelvis.

'It’s obviously been worn for a while and now it’s torn. It’s really unfortunate, but no one is to blame, nobody did anything wrong,' Collins told The Star newspaper.

'The good news is Warren is excellent when it comes to rehabilitation work. He’s one of the most professional guys I’ve dealt with regarding this sort of thing, so, if all goes well, he’ll be back before eight weeks.'

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