Sykes blow for battered Kings

Mon, 27 May 2013 10:02
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The Southern Kings have lost the services of two key players - Siyanda Grey and Steven Sykes - ahead of their trip to Cape Town.

The Southern Kings have lost the services of two key players - Siyanda Grey and Steven Sykes - ahead of their trip to Cape Town.

Kings Director of Rugby, Alan Solomons confirmed on Monday that both Grey and Sykes would not be up for selection for the match against the Stormers, following injuries they sustained during the 22-34 loss to the Cheetahs at the weekend.

"Siyanda has a hamstring injury and will be out for three weeks, while Sykes has sustained a shoulder injury that will see him out for four weeks," Solomons said.

The Kings boss added that the rest of the team had the usual knocks, bumps and bruises following the loss at the weekend, but there were no concerns at this stage.  

Grey came off the field in the 54th minute, replaced by Shane Gates.

Sykes stayed on field for the duration of the game, despite hurting his shoulder in the 67th minute, as all the replacements had already been used and there was no-one left to substitute for him.

Solomons said Kevin Buys, who had a slight rib injury, and Schalk Ferreira, who had a stiff back before the game against the Cheetahs, were being assessed by the medical team and undergoing a bit of rehabilitation, but would be eligible for selection.

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