The DHL Stormers have defined the small print across the harm that has prevented Frans Malherbe from returning to motion after the World Cup.

Certainly one of 4 Stormers who helped the Springboks win the 2023 World Cup, Malherbe has been on the sidelines since getting back from the match in France.

Throughout a press convention on Tuesday afternoon, assistant coach Dawie Snyman confirmed that the veteran tighthead prop has been sidelined with a again harm.

Malherbe will miss Saturday’s Vodacom URC derby towards the Vodacom Bulls, however Snyman is hopeful that he’ll return quickly.

“He’s on a bit extra of a long-term programme to get again, so he’s not out there. I’m undecided precisely what date he’ll be out there, however he’s within the facility in the intervening time doing his rehab and getting himself able to play once more,” Snyman defined.

“It’s a earlier harm that he’s had with us. He most likely [aggravated it] within the World Cup as a result of after the World Cup he got here again and noticed a couple of specialists.

“However he’s really up and working with us in the intervening time, so hopefully we will see him again on the sphere.”

The Stormers may even be with out Ben Loader for Saturday’s conflict. The English wing scored his first attempt at DHL Stadium within the Champions Cup win over La Rochelle, however injured his shoulder throughout the match.

Snyman confirmed that Angelo Davids is on his approach again, however the match towards the Vodacom Bulls may come too quickly for him to return from harm. Courtnall Skosan and Suleiman Hartzenberg are additionally in competition to begin on the proper wing.

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