It has been confirmed that Springbok Sevens player, Kyle Brown, has been ruled out of the remaining eight tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Brown was ruled out of the World Series after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.
He sustained the injury in South Africa’s semi-final victory over New Zealand at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament on Sunday.
Confirming this, Springbok Sevens team doctor, Leigh Gordon related that the player will undergo surgery on Thursday.
“Kyle will be operated on in Cape Town on Thursday and will not be able to play for between six to nine months. This means that he will miss the remainder of the series,” stated Gordon.
The doctor further related that the injuries members of the team picked up in Cape Town were treated this week.
Adding that none of the injuries were serious, Gordon said:
“Philip Snyman and Ruhan Nel underwent scans, but the results showed that they were only soft tissue injuries. They will be fit to resume training when the squad assembles again early in January.
Carel du Preez, who strained a hamstring, and Tim Agaba, who injured his ankle during a warm-up tournament in Namibia last month, are both recovering well, as is Sandile Ngcobo (knee). Their progress will be assessed once the squad re-assembles in Stellenbosch early in January.”
Also, Seabelo Senatla picked up a quadriceps muscle injury. Although the injury ruled him out of the Cape Town Sevens tournament final, Gordon assured that he will make full recovery.
The next tournament in the series is in Wellington, New Zealand and will be played on 28 and 29 January.