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Coenie Oosthuizen © Gallo Images

Coenie's rugby future not in jeopardy



The Cheetahs have quelled fears that the rugby future of Bok prop Coenie Oosthuizen could be in jeopardy.

Oosthuizen sustained two big injuries this year. First he injured his neck playing for the Boks against England in June and then picked up a back injury playing against Western Province in the Currie Cup. The latter injury also ruled him out of the Boks' current European tour.

Recent rumours have surfaced that his career may be in jeopardy, but Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské dismissed it.

"There is no worry over Coenie's injury," he told the Volksblad website. "His visit to a specialist in about two or three weeks' time is just routine."

Oosthuizen is expected to be ready for action in January, which means he should start in the Cheetahs' first Super Rugby match against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on February 23.

Meanwhile, the central franchise received further good news with fullback Willie le Roux (groin) and loose forward Philip van der Walt (knee) not needing operations. Le Roux is expected to be ready in about two weeks' time, with Van der Walt likely to be back in January.

However, injured flank Heinrich Brüssow (shoulder) is in a race against time to be ready for their Australasian tour straight after the Sharks game.

Flank Lappies Labuschagné (ankle) and flyhalf Johan Goosen (knee) should also be ready for the Super Rugby competition.



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