The Bulls on Thursday confirmed that three players, Dean Greyling, Basil Short and Hencus van Wyk, were withdrawn from this weekend's matches for the Bulls and Blue Bulls after suffering minor injuries in a car crash on Wednesday.
Greyling (knee) and Van Wyk (scrape wounds) were due to play for the Bulls against the Lions and Short (neck) for the Blue Bulls against the Limpopo Blue Bulls on Saturday.
They will be replaced by Morne Mellett, Dayan van der Westhuizen and Nqoba Mxoli respectively.
According to High Performance Manager, Xander Janse van Rensburg, the trio were returning home from a quick hunting trip just outside Pretoria when their vehicle overturned.
"We are grateful that they did not sustain any serious injuries," he said.
"Dean injured his knee, Hencus suffered some burns and Basil injured his neck, which resulted in him spending the night in hospital for observation. We wish them a speedy recovery."
Greyling and Van Wyk are still due to travel with the Bulls on their overseas leg of the Super Rugby competition, departing Sunday.