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Kings cast big Izak aside

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:17
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Three concussions since the beginning of the year

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Lock Izak van der Westhuizen has not passed his medical fitness tests and as such will not be joining the EP Kings for their Currie Cup campaign.

The journeyman second row forward started his professional career with the Cheetahs and moved to Edinburgh in 2012 before joining up with the Kings this year.

EP Rugby CEO Charl Crous said the three year contract with the 28-year-old lock out of Kimberley, was subject to his passing his medical fitness tests, and as such the contract would not be coming into effect, effectively releasing Van der Westhuizen.

“Izak has had three concussions since the beginning of the year and has been advised by the specialist not to play any rugby for the next six months to a year,” said Crous.

“We wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for his future,” said Crous.

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