Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx. Photo: Instagram

PICTURE: Marx recovering well after World Cup-ending injury

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx has posted a positive update as he recovers from a serious knee injury suffered at the World Cup.


Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx. Photo: Instagram

Of all the setbacks the Springboks would have wanted to avoid at the World Cup, an injury to Marx would have been at the top of the list.

Unfortunately, the world-class hooker sustained a serious knee injury during training, and had to be replaced in the early stages of the World Cup, with Handre Pollard subsequently called up to the squad.

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Marx has now posted a picture showing him resting up after surgery. He captioned the image by saying: “Everything went well! Thank you for all the messages and support.”

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Marx posted the following picture to Instagram

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How did the injury occur at the World Cup?

Coach Jacques Nienaber recently revealed that the injury was suffered in the most unfortunate circumstances

“ It was a freak accident. His leg got caught in another’s players legs during a training session.It’s a blow on many levels and the entire team was sad when we left Toulon to travel to Bordeaux,” the Springbok coach stated.

“It’s sad firstly for Malcolm and his family, who have sacrificed so much in the last few years for him to be here. We’ll miss what he brings to the team on and off the field.

“We’ve been together for the last 12 or 13 weeks and every individual brings something different to the side. It’s also a loss for the Rugby World Cup. You want to see the best players facing each other in the competition and he’s undoubtedly one of the best in the world.”

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