Pienaar injured with Ligament Sprain

BY NATALI IVERSON - SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Springbok scrumhalf, Ruan Pienaar, will be out action for approximately four to six weeks due to a ligament sprain.

This was confirmed on Monday after he had undergone a medical scan.

Pienaar was injured during the Boks’ 10-14 defeat against New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday. His injury has created doubts as whether he will be able to participate in the upcoming end-of season European tour.

JP Pietersen has been called up to replace Pienaar for the rest of the Rugby Championship. Pienaar’s injury is also the twelfth on the Boks’ side.

Flank, Francois Louw, has suffered a pinched nerve in his neck and will not be able to participate in the rest of the games, with Frans Malherbe, Coenie Oosthuizen, Flip van der Merwe, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi, Willem Alberts, Arno Botha, Pierre Spies, Fourie du Preez and Jaque Fourie, also on the injury list.

The Boks next face Australia at the Newlands Stadium on the 27th of September.

 

Photo Caption: Ruan Pienaar is injured with a ligament strain. Photo courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk