The Sharks have released a medical update regarding the overall fitness of their squad, with the big news being that Springboks back Frans Steyn is on track to be fit for the beginning of the Super Rugby season.
Lock Anton Bresler has been out with a shoulder injury but is responding satisfactorily to rehab after his arthroscopy two weeks ago following a complication to his surgery earlier this year.
He is not expected to return until the new year when, if all goes well, he will be back in full training.
SP Marais had a small fracture inside the shoulder joint and the medical team opted to have it fixed now. It is an injury that takes around 10 to 12 weeks to heal. The hope is that he doesn’t miss more than two Super Rugby games, depending on his response to rehab.
Seven months have elapsed following the ACL injury Paul Jordan sustained in Super Rugby this year, and he has another two months before the ligament is 100% right.
Frans Steyn’s knee is being managed, he had a clean-out just after the Currie Cup Final where a small amount of meniscus was removed. He should be ready to join training in early January.