Johannesburg – Flip van der Merwe has been ruled out of a possible return to the Blue Bulls team ahead of their Currie Cup match against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Springbok lock, who missed last Saturday's Test match through suspension, had a knee injury and would be out of action for at least a week, team doctor Org Strauss confirmed.
Another Springbok, JJ Engelbrecht, had bruised ribs, but should be back on the field Tuesday.
Francois Venter (shoulder) would train on Wednesday while Mornè Mellett (neck, four weeks) and Callie Visagie (ankle, seven weeks) had been declared non-starters for the rest of the Currie Cup campaign. – Sapa