CAPE TOWN – South Africa international front rower Steven Kitshoff will miss at any rate the 1st month of Super Rugby subsequent to enduring hamstring injury in anticipation of the current year’s opposition.
The injury, endured in a warm-up match a week ago, has demonstrated more serious than first foreseen, said Stormers mentor Robbie Fleck on Thursday.
“The result with him and his injury is that is as yet four to about a month and a half,” Fleck said he named his group for their first diversion in the current year’s release away against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretora.
“He took a cleanout against Boland and did his hamstring. It’s an evaluation two tear.”
Kitshoff, who turned 27 this week and has won 37 test tops joins individual Springbok prop Frans Malherbe, locks Eben Etzebeth and Cobus Wiese, free forward Juarno Augustus and wing Sergeal Petersen on the Stormers’ damage list.
All separated from Kitshoff and Etzebeth are relied upon to be accessible for the match at home to the Lions on Feb. 23.