Boks lose van der Merwe to injury

Date published: October 21 2014

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Blue Bulls tighthead prop Marcel van der Merwe will miss the Springboks’ end of year tour to Europe due to a knee injury.

Blue Bulls tighthead prop Marcel van der Merwe will miss the Springboks’ end of year tour to Europe due to a knee injury.

The 23-year-old injured his medial ligament in the Blue Bulls’ 31-23 loss to Western Province in their Currie Cup semi-final in Cape Town last weekend and will be sidelined for the next four to six weeks.

“He fell awkwardly in the last few minutes of the game,” Blue Bulls doctor Org Strauss told Supersport.

“He has a Grade 2 medial ligament tear, luckily not the same knee that has given him problems in the past, I expect him to be out for anywhere between four and six weeks.”

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