Lambie back for Sharks?

Date published: September 13 2016

Sharks fly-half Patrick Lambie is back in training this week but will be monitored by the team's medical staff.

After losing to the Free State Cheetahs the return of Lambie is good news but the Sharks have been hard hit by injuries according to team doctor, Alan Kourie.

Lambie was concussed earlier this year when the Springbok fly-half clashed with Ireland flanker CJ Stander during South Africa's three-Test series with Ireland. The playmaker has had a series of concussion complications since then but is finally ready to resume full training and could be available this weekend.

In other injury news, skipper Keegan Daniel picked up an abdominal strain and will not be available for selection this week.

Sharks flanker Jean Deysel is suffering from a hip flexor strain and has started light training before undergoing a fitness test later this week.

Veteran winger Odwa Ndungane is out for the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle and will undergo an operation on Wednesday.

Number eight Philip van der Walt suffered a concussion and will not be available for selection this week.

A groin strain has hampered utility-back Sibusiso Sithole and sees him out for this week while second-row Stephan Lewies will undergo a fitness test later this week after a hamstring strain.