Another injured flyhalf for Kings

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:25
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INJURY UPDATE: The Southern Kings are sweating over the fitness of flyhalf Oliver Zono.

Zono left the field in his side's 21-45 defeat to the Cheetahs with a knee injury. The flyhalf will be having an MRI scan on Monday to determine the full extent of the injury.

There is concern that he injured his collateral ligament.

"Oliver has damaged his knee but we'll only be able to confirm the severity of the injury after further examination and scans have been completed. I suspect there's ligament and meniscal damage and if that's the case then he will be unavailable for selection for quite a while," said team doctor Clement Plaatjies.

Meanwhile, Stephan Greeff suffered a laceration to the top of his right eye in the encounter, while Rowan Gouws took a knock to the jaw.

Bobby de Wee came off the field limping with a knee concern but he will be fit for the return match against the Cheetahs this weekend.

On the long-term injury front, Justin Forwood and Cyril-John Velleman are both doing well with their respective rehabilitation.

Luvuyo Pupuma could be integrated back into full team training and if all goes well he could be ready for Saturday's clash in Bloemfontein. 

Entienne Swanepoel has also been reintegrated into full team training, while Rossouw de Klerk will be seeing the specialist for an old degeneration of his MCL and a meniscus tear as well.

The Kings are also holding out hope that Martin Dreyer (calf tear) will be ready for the team's upcoming tour. Andries van Schalkwyk is still out with a broken nose.

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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 21 15 1 5 76
Munster 21 13 1 7 69
Cheetahs 21 12 0 9 63
Cardiff Blues 21 11 0 10 54
Ospreys 21 9 0 12 44
Connacht 21 7 0 14 39
Zebre 21 7 0 14 36
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 21 14 1 6 70
Scarlets 21 14 1 6 70
Edinburgh 21 15 0 6 68
Ulster 21 12 2 7 62
Treviso 21 11 0 10 55
Dragons 21 2 2 17 20
Kings 21 1 0 20 11