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Thu Apr 24 03:07:00 SAST 2014

Basson in hospital after torn intestine

Sapa-AP | 22 July, 2012 07:370 Comments
Super Rugby Rd 18 - Bulls v Lions
Bjorn Basson of the Bulls in action during the Super Rugby match against the Lions at Loftus Versfeld on July 14, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa
Image by: Lee Warren / Gallo Images/Getty Images

Bulls winger Bjorn Basson is being treated in a New Zealand hospital after suffering a torn intestine during Saturday’s Super Rugby playoff between the Pretoria-based team and the Crusaders.

He left the field during the first half of the match at Christchurch and later underwent surgery at Christchurch Hospital.

  Bulls chief executive Barend van Graan said the 25-year-old Basson — a South Africa international — would have to remain in New Zealand for at least five days before being able to return home.

  Van Graan said “team doctor Org Strauss stayed behind to look after Bjorn when the rest of the squad departed for home via Sydney. We have informed his wife of his injury which will keep him off the field for at least six weeks.”

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