Bands is buggered

Bully Boy prop Richard Bands will undergo surgery on Friday to correct a troublesome knee.

Bands missed the entire Currie Cup last season through injury, and his return this year has been confined to Vodacom Cup appearances. He has yet to be included in a Bulls’ Vodacom Super 14 match squad.

The latest setback will see Bands out of action for the next two weeks minimum, meaning his chances of appearing for Heyneke Meyer’s side this campaign dwindle even further.

“The operation is necessary to clean out the knee and help reduce some inflammation,” Bands told the Pretoria News.