Bulls Injury Blow

Dean Greyling and Hencus Van Wyk have been withdrawn from this weekend’s matches for the Bulls after suffering minor injuries in a car crash on Wednesday.  Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup player Basil Short was also in the accident.  Greyling (knee) and Van Wyk (scrape wounds) were due to play for the Bulls against the Emirates Lions and Short (neck) for the Blue Bulls against the Limpopo Blue Bulls on Saturday.

They will be replaced by Morne Mellett, Nqoba Mxoli and Dayan Van Der Westhuizen respectively.  According to Xander Janse Van Rensburg, High Performance Manager of the Blue Bulls Company, the trio were returning home from a quick hunting trip just outside Pretoria when their vehicle overturned:  ‘We are grateful that they did not sustain any serious injuries.  Dean injured his knee, Hencus suffered some burns and Basil injured his neck, which resulted in him spending the night in hospital for observation.  We wish them a speedy recovery.’

Greyling and Van Wyk are still due to travel with the Bulls on their overseas leg of the Super Rugby competition, departing Sunday.