JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 11, Derick Minnie of the Lions wins the line-out during the Absa Currie Cup match between MTN Golden Lions and Toyota Free State Cheetahs at Coca Cola Park on August 11, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images

Johannesburg – Lions vice-captain Derick Minnie fractured his cheek bone during his side's 34-10 victory over the Stormers at the weekend, the team announced on Monday

Minnie suffered the injury after a collision with Schalk Burger during the game at Ellis Park, Johannesburg, on Saturday.

The Lions medical staff said they were positive Minnie would make a speedy recovery.

Meanwhile, loose forward Willie Britz had recovered from his hip flexor injury and would be considered for selection ahead of this weekend's clash with the Bulls. – Sapa