Tonderai Chavhanga narrowly missed selection for the Stormers’ clash with the Hurricanes on Saturday, but will be fit to face the Cheetahs next weekend.
Speaking to keo.co.za, the one-cap Bok confirmed that he could have played this weekend, but the strains of Vodacom Super 14 were deemed too risky so early in his recovery.
“I’m so close to being there, obviously I’m chomping at the bit and this is very frustrating,” Chavhanga said. “I was advised by the doc to sit out one more week to ensure that there’s not more setbacks, so in conjunction with the coaches I’ve made the call to wait one more week.”
Chavhanga confirmed he is targetting a return against the Cheetahs.
“I’d love to play against the Cheetahs, but obviously that is the coaches’ call. I will be available for selection though.”
Chavhanga has been out since the preliminary stages of the Currie Cup, and was forced to miss the Boks’ end-of-year-tour with a persistent quad injury that flared up again pre-season.