The young star revealed on Thursday that he will undergo surgery for an ankle injury sustained in South Africa’s 19-10 win over France last weekend.
“Going for operation on Monday,” Etzebeth tweeted, adding: “Plus-minus six months out of action.”
That means he won’t be back on the field before June and with no game time, is likely to miss South Africa’s mid-year Tests as well.
If he does return to the playing field for the final stages of the Super Rugby season in July, Etzebeth will make his return to the Bok team for the Rugby Championship starting in August.
According to a statement by the Stormers the specialist’s assessment is that Etzebeth will be out of action for a minimum of 16 to 18 weeks.
Courtesy of Rugby365.com