Zane Kirchner is out for six weeks, while Dean Greyling is set play for the Blue Bulls VC side this weekend as he returns from a stress fracture in his foot.
Kirchner has dislocated his finger against the Brumbies will have to undergo an operation and will miss up to six weeks of Vodacom Super Rugby action.
Greyling has been recovering well and a good spell for the Blue Bulls against a strong Leopards XV may bring him in contention for next week’s Super Rugby clash against the Toyota Cheetahs.
Wingers Akona Ndungane and Bjorn Basson will also be ready after the bye for the next game against the Cheetahs. Basson’s ankle and Ndungane’s broken cheekbone have healed sufficiently for them to be considered in a week’s time. Flip van der Merwe will also return after a chest injury.
Wynand Olivier (two to three weeks – knee injury), Francois Hougaard (two weeks – ankle injury) and Grant Hattingh (five weeks – thumb fracture), will be back fairly soon as will Marcel van der Merwe, will finally get on the field in May.