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The Vodacom Stormers suffered a cruel injury blow in their first warm-up match for the Super 14 series when centre Corn’ Uys sustained a serous knee injury against Boland at Wellington on Saturday.


The injury is severe and will need to be operated on ruling him out for six to nine months.


The Stormers won 72-10, but the game was overshadowed by the injury the talented Uys suffered late in the second half. Boland wing Alshaun Bock dangerously tackled the centre, who then had to be taken off on a stretcher.


Speaking on the Stormers website yesterday Coach Rassie Erasmus said, ‘It is a pity, because he played awesome rugby today and he worked hard on the training field.’.

 

Good news for Stormers fans, however, is that captain Jean de Villiers should be ready for the next friendly, against a Vodacom WP XV at Newlands on 2 February.

 

Erasmus said De Villiers should by then have recovered from the bicep injury that troubled him thus far this season.

 

Players such as Brian Mujati, Enrico Januarie, Wylie Human and Ross Skeate should also ready for consideration for the final warm-up match.

 

Super14.com

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