Bulls flyhalf Louis Fouche has been ruled out of all rugby for at least six months after he injured his knee ligaments playing Super Rugby against the Southern Kings.
Bulls team doctor, Org Strauss says that Fouche needs an operation as he ruptured his ACL and he will undergo surgery next week.
Fouche will join Pierre Spies (bicep) and Arno Botha (knee) for a six month stint on the side line.
Cornell Hess (knee) is five months away from action, but Paul Willemse (knee) could return to the training field in a week following successful rehab after his operation.
Lionel Mapoe (shoulder) will return in three months.
Wiaan Liebenberg (AC joint, one week), Hencus van Wyk (ankle, Wednesday) and Ruan Steenkamp (ankle, one week) will all return in the next couple of days.