The second row Eben Etzebeth, injured in a shoulder during South Africa's victorious entry into the 2023 World Cup against Scotland (18-3), should be unavailable between seven and ten days, said know on Monday the coaching of the outgoing champions. “The medical examinations will give us a definitive answer and the injury could be more serious, but at the moment it seems to require between seven and ten days of rest,” the former coach and director said during an online press conference. South African rugby player Rassie Erasmus.
Exited in the 26th minute on Sunday in Marseille against the XV du Chardon, Etzebeth will miss the Springboks' next meeting on Sunday in Bordeaux against Romania, the weakest opponent in Group B. “He would not have played this match in any case” , Erasmus said. “But we would have preferred that he could train normally. It remains a hard blow not to be able to count on him for seven to ten days.”
The results of the additional examinations taken by the former Toulon player (31 years old, 114 caps), who is among the executives of his team, must be known in the evening.