Dobson: Senatla’s profession doubtful

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The DHL Stormers will contest the 2022-23 Vodacom URC ultimate additional motivated by the cloud of concern hanging over the way forward for Seabelo Senatla’s rugby profession.

The Stormers host Munster on 27 Could for a second successive URC ultimate in Cape City, however their fan-favourite finisher will play no half within the decider at DHL Stadium.

Senatla was a part of the Stormers workforce that received the inaugural URC title, and he began 9 matches in all competitions this season.

But, the 30-year-old has not featured for the reason that final spherical of the league part after he suffered critical accidents in a automotive accident on 4 Could.

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Head coach John Dobson advised media that Senatla was “in no form to play rugby”, and in an interview with Sport24 on Thursday, the Stormers boss painted a grim outlook on the previous Blitzbok speedster’s return.

“There’s no probability he’ll play within the ultimate,” Dobson mentioned. “He’s obtained an arm damage that has nerve harm and it is vitally critical.

“You can’t be sure when he’ll play once more.

“There have been a number of operations already and it’ll have long-term penalties. The subsequent two ops will most likely be decisive in figuring out any return to rugby.

“However we’re standing by Seabelo … he’s a extremely popular and particular member of the workforce. It’s been a traumatic blow to us.”

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