Blue Bulls facing fly-half crisis

Date published: August 18 2014

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Blue Bulls fly-half Jacques-Louis Potgieter has been sidelined for at least four weeks with a rib dislocation.

Blue Bulls fly-half Jacques-Louis Potgieter has been sidelined for at least four weeks with a rib dislocation, team doctor Org Strauss said in a statement on Monday.

The injury, which he picked up against Western Province over the weekend, immediately ruled the 29-year-old pivot out of the clash against the Eastern Province Kings on Saturday in Pretoria.

With Handre Pollard away with the Springboks during the Rugby Championship, the Bulls are left without both their senior fly-halve.

Strauss confirmed however that Tuks fly-half Tian Schoeman has recovered from injury, and would be fit for selection for the match in Pretoria.

Prop Morne Mellett, who underwent a scope on his knee last week, has been ruled out for three weeks.

Meanwhile, Dean Greyling (calf), Jurgen Visser (toe), Akona Ndungane (Achilles) and Lohan Jacobs (flu) remain doubtful but are expected to train on Tuesday.

Bjorn Basson would be available next week, but the likes of Pierre Spies, Flip van der Merwe, Arno Botha, Frik Kirsten and Jaco Visagie remain long-term casualties.”

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