The Stormers will lose a bit of “tempo” as a result of Herschel Jantjies’ absence in Saturday’s Super Rugby showdown with the Sharks at Newlands.
The lively scrumhalf was forced off with a shoulder injury in last week’s 31-18 victory over the Sunwolves, and was replaced by Jano Vermaak.
And on Tuesday, Stormers coach Robbie Fleck confirmed the worst – Jantjies is not yet fit enough to face the Sharks on Saturday (3.05pm kickoff), although he hopes the halfback will be ready if they reach the playoffs.
“It looks like there is a bit of bone bruising and a muscle tear, so at this stage he is not good for selection,” the sarugbymag.co.za website reported Fleck as saying.
“The good news is that it is not a long-term injury. He has gone to see another specialist today, so we are waiting for those scans to come back. Hopefully, he will be back next week.