Bulls lose hooker to injury

 Sep 16,2013
Written by: Editor

Blue Bulls hooker Bongi Mbonambi will miss Saturday's clash with the Golden Lions due to a knee injury sustained in last weekend's loss to Western Province.

Mbonambi will be out of action for two weeks after a small ligament tear to the knee, Blue bulls team doctor Org Strauss confirmed.

Prop Mornè Mellett has been declared fit following a neck spasm and will train on Monday, as will wing Travis Ismaiel.

Grant Hattingh, Francois Venter and Ulrich Beyers will not train Monday due to minor ailments but will be fit for selection.

Jean Cook (thumb, two weeks), Callie Visagie (ankle, three weeks) and Courtnall Skosan (quad, four weeks), could all still play in the competition later in the season.

The long term injury list is: Basil Short (knee, 4 months), Francois Hougaard (ankle, 4 months), Cornell Hess (knee, 5 weeks), Deon Stegmann (shoulder, 4 months), Arno Botha (knee, 3 months), Pierre Spies (bicep, three months), Louis Fouchè (knee, 3 months).

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