Bok hooker expected to be out of Super Rugby and Test action!

The Stormers’ outlook for the remainder of the Super Rugby season may have been dealt a huge blow with the confirmation that Springbok hooker, Bongi Mbonambi, had to undergo an operation on Tuesday.

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The Western Cape-based team’s head coach, John Dobson, confirmed that Mbonambi had underwent an operation and that there was a possibility he could be out for the rest of the Super Rugby season, and possibly for longer than that. “Unfortunately, Bongi is going to be out for a significant amount of time,” said Dobson. He added that further light on Mbonambi’s condition will be shed in due course.

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We will draw up a press release that will disclose the finer details but I don’t want to go into too many details about the medical stuff. I wasn’t being dishonest when I said, last week, that we expected him to be out for two to six weeks.” Dobson said a first scan revealed a tear, which got progressively worse, with the next scan revealing a bigger tear.

The latest one revealed that Mbonambi’s hamstring was detached from the bone, according to the head coach, with the probability that the hooker will miss the entire Super Rugby season and “possibly more than that”. The hooker’s injury is a massive blow for the Stormers as they were setting a lot of store on having an entire front-row that had represented the Boks in the World Cup final in Yokohama in November last year, this season.