Bulls Lose Piet Van Zyl

Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf Piet Van Zyl has been ruled out of rugby for the remainder of the season after he sustained a knee injury in last weekend’s win over the Lions at Loftus Versfeld.  Van Zyl ruptured his ACL in his left knee, Bulls team doctor Org Strauss confirmed on Monday.  Dean Greyling, who was injured in a vehicle accident last week, picked up a hematoma on his right leg and will be back on the training field on 18 May.

Midfielder Burger Odendaal is also not training this week due to an ankle injury picked up in the match, but will be ready to play on May 11th.  Next Monday is also the date being pencilled in for Rudy Paige to return to the field, following his knee rehab.  The long term injury list still sees Pierre Schoeman (knee), Bandise Maku (pectoral) and Ruan Steenkamp (knee) out till 31  July and Duncan Matthews (knee) and Ryan Nell (knee) till 31 August.

Carlo Engelbrecht’s ankle injury should be cleared at the end of the month.