Pumas count their wounded

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:53
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INJURY UPDATE: The Pumas have three new injuries concerns after their 23-31 loss to Western Province in the Currie Cup Premier Division last weekend.

Frankie Herne is sitting out training with an injury to his transverse abdominal muscle. He will have a follow-up on Wednesday. 

Emile Temperman has a quad contusion and is not training pending a fitness test on Thursday, while Hennie Skorbinski has a mallet finger injury on his left hand. Skorbinski is training within limitations and will have X-Rays, but will likely be able to play with a splint on his finger. 

In terms of long term injuries, Marlou van Niekerk will be in a boot and crutches for at least six weeks after tearing a ligament in his foot.

Reynier van Rooyen is out of his knee brace and will have at least two weeks of further rehab for his knee ligament tear. 

Hooker Francois du Toit is having a clearance test on Monday for the bruise to the sacroiliac joint in his lower back. 

The Pumas are currently eighth on the standings after six losses from six games. Their five log points in the tournament so far came via five bonus points.

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