Lambie back training after concussion scare

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:58
Large patrick lambie training 800

INJURY UPDATE: Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie has finally taken to the training field at the Sharks after a lengthy lay-off on the sidelines.

Lambie has been on the sidelines since he got concussed after a sickening collision with Ireland flank Christiaan Stander on June 11.

The 25-year-old has been struggling to recover from concussion-related symptoms for the last two months and there were concerns about his future in the game.

However, Sharks team doctor Alan Kourie confirmed that Lambie has resumed "modified" field training on Monday. But there is still no word on a possible date for Lambie's return to the playing field.

In other injury news, Loose forward Lubabalo Mtembu will be out of action for six weeks with a medial collateral ligament sprain.

Mtembu picked up the injury in his team's win over Boland in Round Three and was sent for an MRI scan to reveal the severity of the injury.

Lock Stephan Lewies has resumed training with the Sharks this week and could be in contention for his team's crunch match against the Free State Cheetahs in Durban on Saturday. He has been out of action with a hamstring strain.

Michael Claassens (thumb ligament tear; big toe capsule tear) and Daniel du Preez (groin injury) have both resumed training this week, but are still unavailable for selection.

Scrumhalf Cobus Reinach, who injured his anterior cruciate ligament in Super Rugby, is expected to return to action in February next year.

Meanwhile, Sharks head coach Robert du Preez admitted that his team got outplayed in their Currie Cup Premier Division Round Five defeat (27-34) to Western Province at the weekend.

"To be honest we were never in the game in the first half and we got lucky to get back and be ahead at half-time, Du Preez said.

"I think we had opportunities, but we just could not look after the ball. We got outplayed.

"Our discipline wasn’t great and that when that happens it is always going to stop momentum."

Photos supplied by: Steve Haag Sports

Sharks vs Blue Bulls
sast: 15h00 | local: 15h00

  • 0 | 0
LIVE
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 23 September 2017
Saracens v Sale Sharks 14h00 Allianz Park
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Bath v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Recreation Ground
Connacht v Cardiff Blues 14h15 Sportsground
Western Province v Griquas 15h15 Newlands
Kings v Zebre 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Scarlets v Edinburgh 18h35 Parc y Scarlets
Sun, 24 September 2017
London Irish v Northampton Saints 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 14h00 Sandy Park
Fri, 29 September 2017
Sharks v Golden Lions 17h00 Durban
Newcastle Falcons v London Irish 18h35 Kingston Park
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 18h35 Sixways
Sale Sharks v Gloucester 19h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Leinster v Edinburgh 19h35 RDS Arena
Scarlets v Connacht 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 Scotstoun Stadium
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 9 8 0 1 39
Free State Cheetahs 9 6 0 3 30
Golden Lions 9 4 0 5 25
Pumas 10 4 0 6 24
Western Province 8 4 0 4 22
Blue Bulls 8 3 0 5 20
Griquas 9 2 0 7 16