Former Springbok hooker and Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské is reportedly in a stable condition after being shot three times during a home invasion on Thursday night.
The South African rugby community was rocked by the news on Friday that Drotské had been rushed to hospital in a critical state. However, it's since emerged that his status has improved and that he is stable in hospital.
"From what we hear it is stable and they think it is okay," Cheetahs CEO Harold Verster told Sport24 on Friday.
According to reports, Drotské and legendary former Bok prop Os du Randt were at the house of Drotské’s brother, Thinus, in Kameeldrif, when armed robbers stormed in and began shooting.
Drotské was allegedly the most seriously wounded when he was shot in the arm and chest as he sought to protect his family.