Steenkamp out for six months

Date published: October 10 2014

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Ospreys lock De Kock Steenkamp has been ruled out until 2015, but won’t require surgery on the Achilles injury he suffered in training.

Ospreys lock De Kock Steenkamp has been ruled out until 2015, but won’t need surgery on the Achilles tendon injury he suffered during training.

The South African sustained the injury within a week of his arrival at the region, and after taking expert medical opinion, Medical Performance Manager, Chris Towers, confirmed the diagnosis.

“De Kock suffered a ruptured Achilles,” he said.

“It is a significant injury but, fortunately, he doesn’t require surgery. We are looking at a best case scenario of a six month rehab period, but there is no reason why he shouldn’t make a full recovery.”

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