Velleman and Cloete out with injuries

Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids has confirmed that both CJ Velleman and Chris Cloete will not be available for the match against the Cheetahs this weekend.

Velleman has broken his thumb and will be going for scans today, but would be out for at east six weeks and possibly longer.

Cloete sustained an injury to his knee in the dying minutes of the game against the Blues and would not be available for the rest of the Super Rugby season.

“He is seeing the specialist today for scans, should it be the MCL then he will be out for 12 weeks, if it is his ACL, he will be out for nine months,” said Davids.

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Davids said Stefan Watermeyer was also being monitored after pulling a tendon in his foot, under his big toe, which had resulted in significant swelling. He was also being sent for scans today.

Davids said Schalk Ferreira, who missed out on the Blues game with a hand injury, was recovering well, but would most likely not be available for the Cheetahs game.

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