Planet Rugby

Injury ends Steyn's season

06th May 2013 14:40

Share:

francois steyn

Over and out: Frans Steyn

The Sharks injury woes have grown with the news that Frans Steyn will miss the rest of the season while Craig Burden has returned home.

Steyn limped off the field during his side's loss to the Highlanders on Saturday with an injury to his lower leg. X-rays revealed no broken bones, but further investigation led to a diagnosis of "compartment syndrome", which is heavy pressure build-up in a limb.

The Springbok has since undergone surgery to release the pressure and will go under the knife once more on Tuesday, with the Sharks hopeful he will be able to fly home on Thursday.

The loss of Steyn leaves the already-depleted Sharks back division woefully short in the midfield with Paul Jordaan ruled out of the current campaign, Tim Whitehead yet to feature due to an arm injury and Marius Joubert having picked up a knock while on Vodacom Cup duty on Friday.

One man who has already departed the touring party is Craig Burden, with the hooker suffering from a pinched nerve in his neck.

Springbok number two Bismarck du Plessis has not yet full recovered from a knee injury and as such it is Sharks XV hooker Monde Hadebe who will replace Burden.

  • Super Rugby Fixtures
  • Super Rugby Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Super Rugby
Saturday , August 2
Waratahs 33 - 32 CrusadersWaratahs vs Crusaders Report
Saturday , July 26
Waratahs 26 - 8 BrumbiesWaratahs vs Brumbies Report
Crusaders 38 - 6 SharksCrusaders vs Sharks Report
Saturday , July 19
Brumbies 32 - 30 ChiefsBrumbies vs Chiefs Report
Sharks 31 - 27 HighlandersSharks vs Highlanders Report
Saturday , July 12
Crusaders 34 - 8 HighlandersCrusaders vs Highlanders Report
Reds 3 - 34 WaratahsReds vs Waratahs Report
Stormers 10 - 34 SharksStormers vs Sharks Report
Lions 60 - 25 CheetahsLions vs Cheetahs Report
Friday , July 11
Blues 8 - 11 ChiefsBlues vs Chiefs Report
More Super Rugby results
  • Super Rugby Table
Super Rugby Table
PosTeamPPts
1Waratahs1658
2Crusaders1651
3Sharks1650
4Brumbies1645
5Chiefs1644
6Highlanders1642
7Hurricanes1641
8Western Force1640
9Bulls1638
10Blues1637
11Stormers1632
12Lions1631
13Reds1628
14Cheetahs1624
15Melbourne Rebels1621
Australian Conference
Super Rugby Table
PosTeamPPts
1Waratahs1658
2Brumbies1645
3Western Force1640
4Reds1628
5Melbourne Rebels1621
New Zealand Conference
Super Rugby Table
PosTeamPPts
1Crusaders1651
2Chiefs1644
3Highlanders1642
4Hurricanes1641
5Blues1637
South African Conference
Super Rugby Table
PosTeamPPts
1Sharks1650
2Bulls1638
3Stormers1632
4Lions1631
5Cheetahs1624