The array of medical braces, plaster casts and bandages sported by players attending the Boks’ rugby World Cup kickoff was horrifying.
Jean de Villiers, Patrick Lambie, Cobus Reinach, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Oupa Mohoje, Heinrich Brüssow and Lood de Jager were all standing on the sidelines, taped up or supported by remedial contraptions. This provided a strong visual of the injury scourge sweeping through the Springboks and Super Rugby.
Wales coach Warren Gatland is worried about George North's repeated concussions and fears further injury could end the 23-year-old winger's career. The Wales and British and Irish Lions back has suffered four head injuries since sustaining concussion against New Zealand in November. He was knocked out twice during Wales's Six Nations defeat by England in February before suffering the same problem in scoring a try for his club Northampton six weeks ago.
Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos stated that an injury sustained in Saturday's La Liga draw against Valencia is unlikely to sideline him for the holders' Champions League game against Juventus on Wednesday.
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This was apparent when he failed to hit a drive as far as the women's tee.
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This article first appeared on 702 : Springboks suffer multiple injuries