Bulls suffer Kriel setback

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:02

INJURY UPDATE: The Blue Bulls have paid a dear price for their 49-35 win over the Eastern Province Kings at the weekend.

Bulls team doctor Herman Rossouw confirmed that utility back Dan Kriel will not be in the team when they travel to Durban on Saturday for a Currie Cup Round Four encounter with the table-topping Sharks.

Kriel aggravated a previous shoulder injury and will consult a specialist this week.

However, according to Rossouw he will be sidelined for at least three to four weeks.

Apart from Kriel lock Jason Jenkins is still sidelined with a knee injury (he will be sidelined for another three to four weeks) and wing Jade Stiglingh (ankle injury) is out for the remainder of the season.

The good news is that the Dries Swanepoel, Travis Ismaiel, Nick de Jager and Roelof Smith have all returned to training this week.

A final call is to be made on their availability on Tuesday.

The Sharks have a full-house 15 points after three rounds and are one point ahead of the second-placed Free State Cheetahs, while the Bulls have two wins from three starts and are third on 10 points.

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