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Bulls prop advised to quit

16th July 2014 15:58

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Frik Kirsten Bulls v Cheetahs SR 2013

Battling a neck injury: Frik Kirsten

Bulls tighthead prop Frik Kirsten has been advised by doctors retire due to a serious neck injury.

The 25-year-old has been sidelined since March after sustaining the injury in a Super Rugby match against the Lions at Loftus Versfeld.

Kirsten's dad, Barend, said it's uncertain if his son will ever play rugby again.

"Fusion surgery will have to be 100% successful for him to stand any chance of playing again," he told the Beeld website.

Kirsten will undergo a follow-up scan in October before deciding on his future in the game.

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