Stegmann out for four weeks
August 14, 2011
Deon Stegmann has been ruled out for a month © Getty Images
South Africa flanker Deon Stegmann has been ruled out for a month with a fractured cheekbone.
The openside was injured in the Blue Bulls' 16-12 Currie Cup victory over the Pumas on Friday night, perhaps ending his hopes of making the Springbok squad for the Rugby World Cup.
Stegmann played the opening two Tests of the Tri-Nations but was released for domestic duty, along with 23 others, prior to South Africa's meeting with Australia on Saturday.
The 25-year-old will undergo surgery on Monday, with Bulls doctor Org Strauss estimating a four-week recovery period.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Tom Hamilton pays a visit to Oxford University Women's Rugby Football Club who have recently made headlines across the world, from Tokyo to New York
"Gentlemen, if you want to see the World Cup going south yet again, you are going the right way about it," John Taylor looks at the state of European rugby
The Heineken Cup proved once again just why it is the best domestic rugby competition in the world at the weekend and Monday Maul picks out some of the key talking points