The Casualty Ward Rd 9

Returned from Injury into Rd 9:

Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
Waisake Naholo (Highlanders)
Liam Squire (Highlanders)
Blade Thomson (Hurricanes)
Rob Horne (Waratahs)
Tom Robertson (Waratahs)
Angus Ta’avao (Waratahs) – returned from bench.
Josh Mann-Rea (Brumbies)
Cobus Wiese (Stormers) – returned from bench
Uzair Cassiem (Cheetahs) – returned from bench
Jacques Potgieter (Bulls) – returned from bench
Jordan Taufua (Crusaders) – returned after been given a weeks rest in rd 8.
Scott Barrett (Crusaders) – returned after been given a weeks rest in rd 8.
O Franks (Crusaders) – returned after been given a weeks rest in rd 8.
Luke Morahan (Force)
Tera Mtembu (Sharks)
Phillip Van Der Walt (Sharks)

Pollard Handre Pollard was well and truly returning to form before injuring his ankle at training on thursday. (Gallo Images)

New Injuries Rd 9:

Handre Pollard (Bulls) – Ankle Injury, out for 8-10 weeks (late June).
Elliot Dixon (Highlanders)- knee infection, hopefully back Rd 11
Luke Whitelock (Highlanders) – Concussion, set to miss at least Rd 10.
Dane Haylet-Petty (Force) – Hamstring injury – Out for up to 10 weeks.
Jean-Luc Du Preez (Sharks) – was ruled out of the match with an ankle injury
Dane Haylet-Petty (Force) – Hamstring, scans to determine severity.
Luke Morahan (Force) – suspected fractured cheekbone.
Scott Sio (Brumbies) – Patella and medial ligament, facing ~2 months on the sideline from Rd 10.
Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Chiefs) – concussion, unlikely for next week.
Jerome Kaino (Blues) – Out for 6 weeks from Rd 10. Meniscus tear going for surgery.
Jaco Kriel (Lions) – knee injury, not on Aussie tour so back earliest rd 13.
Madosh Tambwe (Lions) – not injured but is preparing with Junior Boks for the U20 World Chamionships.
Chris Van Zyl (Stormers) – concussion. Will miss round 10.
Cobus Wiese (Stormers) – Shoulder injury. Returning home for further assessment.
Dan Du Plessis (Stormers) – Shoulder injury. Returning home for further assessment.
Kobus Van Wyk (Sharks) – late pull out, “Tweaked a Quad”.
Andre Esterhuizen (Sharks) – Red carded.
Finlay Christie (Chiefs) – 3 week ban for stamping on an opponent’s head.
Nick Stirzaker (Rebels) – Red carded but no ban given. Will play in rd 10.
Malcolm Jaer (Kings) – MCL injury in Rd 9. Out for 4 weeks.
Tomas Lezana (Jaguares) – Rested??
Taakaki Nakazuru (Sunwolves) – went off 3 minutes in to the game after a big hit.

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Andre ‘the giant’ Esterhuizen not looking all too pleased with the red card.

Likely back this week (Rd 10):

Adam Coleman (Force) – returning from a knee injury.
Ben McCalman (Force) – frustratingly minor niggles have been keeping dog from getting back on the pitch.
Sekope Kepu (Waratahs) – he wasn’t injured but will be back from suspension.
JD Shickerling (Stormers) – returning from a minor ankle injury.
Lima Sopoaga (Highlanders) – returning from a hamstring injury.
Ash Dixon (Highlanders) – played club rugby last week on the return trail. Back in rd 10 or 11.
Ihia West (Blues) – back from an ankle injury.
Johnny Fa’auli (Chiefs) – return after 4 week ban for dangerous tackle.
Nepo Laulala (Chiefs) – Back from concussion, didn’t tour with the squad.

Ongoing Injury List:

Nehe Milner-Skudder (Hurricanes) – Fractured Metatarsals (injured Rd 3). Failed to recover after 4 weeks in the boot, earliest could be Rd 13 but in doubt for the Lions tour (as warned by our resident physio in Rd 3).
Dane Coles (Hurricanes) – Calf injury. Unlikely to play Rd 9, should return Rd 11 following the bye.
Michael Fatialofa (Hurricanes) – MCL injury sustained in rd 8. (Best case 4-6wks)
Reggie Goodes (Hurricanes) – Ongoing concussion symptoms – out for unknown time.
Loni Uhila (Hurricanes) – Calf injury – Could be back as early as Rd 10.
Nathan Harris (Chiefs) – Played 40min of club rugby in Rd 10, now 7.5months post ACL reconstruction. Expected to play club rugby again in Rd 11.
Tim Nanai-Williams (Chiefs) – Dislocated shoulder rd 3. Likely back Rd 11.
Charlie Ngatai (Chiefs) – Ongoing concussion symptoms. Played club rugby in Rd 9. A couple of weeks away now.
Digby Ioane (Crusaders) – Re-aggravated his pinky finger injury now requiring an operation. Digby has said he was out for five weeks (back Rd 13) but his coach has said there is no timeframe on his recovery.
Israel Dagg (Crusaders) – Patella injury sustained rd 3. Likely back early May.
Patrick Tuipulotu (Blues) – remains sidelined by a back complain
Rene Ranger (Blues) – is still out with a sore ankle (rd 10)

Jack Dempsey (Waratahs) – Right ankle/ leg injury sustained in rd 4. 8-12 wks out.
Andrew Kellaway (Waratahs) – Ruled out for three to six weeks with facial fracture, expected back Rd Rd 12-14
Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin (Brumbies) – TBA.
Kyle Godwin (Brumbies) – Broken Hand, Out for Rd 8 & 9.
Jordan Smiler (Brumbies) – Hamstring injury Rd 7, Larkham is expecting him to have at least a couple of weeks on the sidelines.
Jermaine Ainsley (Force) – Dislocated elbow, probably season.
Kane Koteka (Force) – Returned to full training after concussion.
Sean McMahon (Rebels) – A knee injury has setback his return date until June.
Steve Cummins (Rebels) – Concussion, return date TBC.
Lopeti Timani (Rebels) – To miss 4 games for kneeing Rory Arnold, Back Rd 13.
Jordy Reid (Rebels) – Stress fracture in the back. Out for up to 6 weeks from Rd 6
Culum Retallick (Rebels) – Concussion, return date TBC.
Sam Jefferies (Rebels) – Ankle, indefinite.
Harley Fox (Rebels) – Ankle 10-12 weeks.
Semisi Tupou (Rebels) – Knee, 3-4 weeks.
Cruz Ah-Nau (Rebels) – Knee, 3-4 weeks.
Jack Maddocks (Rebels) – Playing in the Aussie U20’s squad
Tim Metcher (Rebels) – Foot, 2-4 weeks.
Matt Philip (Force) – Foot, no news on return yet.
Richie Arnold (Force) – Calf, no news yet.
Michael Ruru (Force) – Injured not sure with what.

Keegan Daniel (Sharks) – Fractured forearm . Played club rugby in Rd 10. Expected back soon.
Patrick Lambie (Sharks) – Fractured vertebrae in his lower back. Estimated at 5-7 weeks, Should be back around Rd 10-12.
Garth April (Sharks) – A late injury change before the Jaguares game in Rd 7 with a calf strain, no news on a return yet.
Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks) – “Hip Pointer” – bruising around the pelvis, could be back anywhere from Rd 9-14.
Jean-Luc du Plessis (Stormers) – Is progressing well following a pelvic bone stress injury and should be available somewhere around Rd 9-12.
Juan De Jongh (Stormers) – MCL due back Rd 10. But not on tour to NZ so likely return Rd 12.
Scarra Ntubeni (Stormers) – Back running after ruptured achillies last year
Damian De Allende (Stormers) – Injured round 1, out for 3 months (syndesmosis)
Steph de Wit (Stormers) – Fractured his ankle, the bone healing well after surgery.
Rynhardt Elstadt (Stormers) – Complete syndesmosis, to undergo surgery and will be out for 3 months.
Seabelo Senatla (Stormers) – Foot. Likely back Rd 12 after NZ tour.
Dylan Smith (Lions) Shoulder operation – 4 months
Ruan Combrinck (Lions) – Shoulder operation in the off season. Not named in touring squad to Australia for rds 10-12.
Rohan Janse Van Rensburg (Lions) – LCL & Posterolateral corner injury. Out for 12 weeks, Should be the season.
Reniel Hugo (Cheetahs) – Knee injury Rd 2, Likely back Rd 10
CJ Velleman (Kings) – Knee, looking to return end of April.
Rudi Van Rooyen (Kings) – Ankle Surgery. Out for 12 weeks.
Schalk Ferreira (Kings) -Torn Biceps – had an operation, out for 12-16 weeks from Rd 6.
Waylon Murray (Kings) – Hamstring injury, sent home from tour of Aus. Waiting on further scans for more news.
Jaco Van Der Walt (Lions) – Dislocated foot, Hopefully back in 4 weeks (Rd 12)
Huw Jones (Stomers) – Torn hamstring, to undergo surgery.
John-Roy Jenkinson (Bulls) – Grade 2 hamstring injury. To miss at least 1 more week.
Arno Botha (Bulls) – Knee injury. Expected back Rd 13.
Ruan Steenkamp (Bulls) – Knee injury.Expected back Rd 13.
Dries Swanepoel (Bulls) – Expected back Rd 13.
JT Jackson (Bulls) – Expected back Rd 10-11
Jonny Kotze (Bulls) – Expected back Rd 10-11

Thomas Lavanini (Jaguares) – ACL reconstruction – now back training with the group
Matias Alemanno (Jaguares) – indirect hit to left shoulder, out for at least Rd 9 & 10.
Juan Manuel Leguizamón (Jaguares) – Knee Ligament Damage. Hoping for a return any week now.
Manuel Montero (Jaguares) – Reinjured on the road to recovery – we think hamstring? Now running with the squad
Martin Landajo (Jaguares) – Could be back within the next few weeks – Rd 11-12 Now running with the squad.
Shota Emi (Sunwolves) – Fractured Rib, back rd 11 (although was named in Brave Blossoms Squad in the Asian Rugby Championship so may not return).
Liaki Moli (Sunwolves) – Concussion. Sent home to Japan, likely back rd 13 after the bye.

Out for the Season:

Tomas Cubelli (Brumbies) – ACL
Brad Weber (Chiefs) – Broken Leg out for 6 months
Mitchell Graham (Chiefs) – Broken Leg
Jason Emery (Highlanders) – Ruptured Achilles
Leolin Zas (Stormers) – Broken Leg
Lausii Tauilali (Brumbies) – ACL
Christian Lealifano (Brumbies) – Leukemia
Howard Minsi (Lions) – ACL
James Broadhurst (Hurricanes) – Concussion ongoing
James Slipper (Reds) – Torn Achillies
Ryan Louwrens (Western Force) – Ruptured ACL
Chance Peni (Western Force) – Ruptured Groin, out for the season.
Chance Peni (Western Force) – Ruptured groin, likely out for the season.
Dom Shipperley (Rebels) – Knee
Pama Fou (Rebels) – Knee
Alex Toolis (Rebels) – Neck
Rob Leota (Rebels) – Knee

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