Lengthy lay-off for Brits

Date published: October 20 2014

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Saracens hooker Schalk Brits is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with the Springbok set for surgery on Tuesday.

Saracens hooker Schalk Brits is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, with the Springbok set for surgery on Tuesday.

Brits suffered a major knee injury after coming on as a replacement for his club in the Champions Cup clash with Clermont.

Saracens’ head of medicine Joe Collins said: “Schalk is due to have surgery tomorrow and will then commence rehabilitation with the club’s medical staff.”

Brits is not expected to return well into the New Year.

The hooker recently returned from international duty with the Springboks.

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