Vodacom Bulls loose forward Dewald Potgieter suffered another injury setback when he was ruled out action for another four to six weeks, this time due to a hamstring injury.
Potgieter returned to his first Super Rugby action of the season last weekend, having recovered from a severed tendon to his arm. The 47 times capped Bulls player injured his hamstring 10 minutes into his 2012 debut against the Lions.
“Dewald suffered a grade two tear and will be out of action for between four and six weeks,” team doctor Org Strauss confirmed.
Werner Kruger (AC), Wynand Olivier (hamstring), Flip van der Merwe (groin), Akona Ndungane (knee) and Dean Greyling (ribs) will all miss training on Monday and Tuesday.
Greyling will undergo a fitness test later in the week after a scan revealed no serious injury to his ribs.
Deon Stegmann will also complete his rehabilitation on a hamstring injury this week and will be fit to travel with the Vodacom Bulls when they tour Australia and New Zealand later in the month.
Willie Wepener (Ramsay Hunt syndrome) is also recovering slowly, with no date yet set for his return.