Springboks Springbok World Cup Test caps Eben Etzebeth

RG Synman, Eben Etzebeth and Faf de Klerk. Image via Instagram @rgsnyman

The blows keep coming as injury strikes Springboks AGAIN!

The Sharks have confirmed that one of their most influential Springbok stars underwent corrective surgery and will be sidelined for weeks.

Springboks Springbok World Cup Test caps Eben Etzebeth

RG Synman, Eben Etzebeth and Faf de Klerk. Image via Instagram @rgsnyman

The Springbok in question is Eben Etzebeth, with the enforcer said to have suffered a horrid knee injury which required surgery.

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And according to a downcast and John Plumree, Etzebeth is expected to sidelined for several weeks at least, adding to a worryingly growing list of injured Springbok players.

“Eben Etzebeth has started playing and now had a knee operation so he’ll only be back in a few weeks.

“It’s a long season and I feel like I’ve been handicapped by the fact that I’ve had a lot of injuries.”

Etzebeth, who played for the sharks in their Champions Cup encounter against French outfit Oyonnax on 13 January, was likely to sit out this week’s URC coastal derby against the Stormers, but it’s the fact that he’ll miss several other crucial matches that left coach Plumtree frustrated.

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Springboks enforcer Eben Etzebeth. Image: MyPlayers.

SPRINGBOKS TEST FIXTURES (UPDATED):

Castle Lager Incoming Series:
Saturday, 6 July: Springboks vs Ireland (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
Saturday, 13 July: SA vs Ireland (Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban)
Saturday, 20 July: SA vs Portugal (Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein)

Castle Lager Rugby Championship:
Saturday, 10 August: Australia vs SA (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)
Saturday, 17 August: Australia vs Springboks (Optus Stadium, Perth)
Saturday, 31 August: SA vs New Zealand (Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg)
Saturday, 7 September: Springboks v New Zealand (DHL Stadium, Cape Town)
Saturday, 21 September: Argentina v SA (venue TBC)
Saturday, 28 September: Springboks v Argentina (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)