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Schalk Burger medical update


April 11, 2013

DHL Stormers loose forward Schalk Burger has been discharged from hospital and sent home to recuperate after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.

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A statement from Schalk’s agent, on Thursday, read as follows: “We would like to thank the specialists and hospital staff who have given Schalk excellent care.

“Special thanks from Schalk and Michele to all the family, friends and fans who have sent overwhelming messages of support to the family over this time.”

Schalk contracted bacterial meningitis following an operation to reduce pressure on a nerve that was influencing the performance of his calf muscle.

WP Rugby would also like to thank everyone for their kind messages, all of which have been delivered to Schalk.

Click HERE for the initial news on Schalk Burger’s illness.



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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 10: Vincent Koch and Heyneke Meyer (Head Coach) during the South African National rugby team press conference and team photograph at Cullinan Hotel on July 10, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images)
Burger leads changed Bok team

The Springbok team to face New Zealand for the 90th time shows eight changes to the match-23 to that which did duty against Australia for the second match in the condensed Castle Lager Rugby Championship at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 21: Schalk Burger announced as Captain by coach Heyneke Meyer during the Springboks press conference at St Peters College on July 21, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)
Burger takes over as Bok captain

Experienced DHL Stormers loose forward Schalk Burger will become the 55th Springbok captain on Saturday when he leads South Africa out against New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Cornal Hendricks of the Springboks makes a break on his way to scoring a try during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at Westpac Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Gallo Images)
Hendricks wings his way back to the Cape

Springbok winger Cornal Hendricks has signed a contract with Western Province Rugby and will be available for the DHL Stormers from the start of the 2016 Vodacom Super Rugby season.

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