The Springbok captain Warren Whiteley is said to be expected to return to the field in December.
Since June, Whiteley has been ruled out with a groin injury. However, sport24 reports that according to the Lions’ team doctor, Whiteley is making good progress and over the next few weeks, he will be fit to start jogging .
Rob Collins, the Lions’ team doctor told Netwerk24 that “the chances are good that Whiteley could return to action for his Japanese club in early or mid-December.”
“There is however no chance that he’ll be able to form part of the Springbok’s year-end tour to Europe,” Collins said.
Sport24 adds that Collins described Whiteley’s injury as a “unique one” involving four problem areas within his hip.
“It’s now only a nerve affecting the muscles that needs to be sorted out. But that nerve is starting to heal nicely and he should be ready to play in less than two months.”