Sharks loose-forward Keegan Daniel is expected to miss around 12 weeks of Super Rugby after he sustained an injury playing against the Cheetahs.
The Sharks played the Cheetahs in a pre-season friendly at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi. While the Sharks beat the Cheetahs 37-7 they have paid a price for the victory.
Shortly before half time in the match loose-forward Keegan Daniel had to leave the field with an injury to his right forearm. Scans determined that he had a fractured radius and he underwent an operation on Saturday morning. He is expected to be out for approximately 12 weeks.
Head Coach Robert du Preez was pleased with his charges first “hit-out” for the season. “It was a good start to our journey and I was pleased with the squads fitness. ”
“They obviously didn’t have game time during our pre-season and we want to see how they go. Our general execution was good despite the humid conditions and we pleased with the enthusiasm and energy shown by our relatively young squad”, said du Preez.
This Friday, the Sharks will play their second warm-up match against a Bulls XV at the Northwood Crusaders Club.