Allister Coetzee today confirmed at a media briefing held at the HPC that Schalk Burger will be out for at least 6 weeks after suffering medial ligament damage to his knee.
He has been assessed by specialists and his injury will be treated conservatively; he will not be operated on.
In more positive news, Rynhardt Elstadt (ankle) will undergo a final fitness test tomorrow, whilst Juan de Jongh has returned to full training and has been cleared to play against Sharks. Peter Grant is on his way to South Africa and should report to the HPC on Wednesday, where he will undergo fitness and medical tests.
The coach was happy with last Saturdays results again the Hurricanes, “The players understand where we are and what we still need to do. As a group we are tight and that is important. The Sharks game is a massive derby, they always bring everything they got and we looking forward to a physical challenge”.