Marius Joubert will miss the incoming test series against Scotland and France because of a broken hand. He will not be replaced in the national training squad.
The Springbok management confirmed Joubert would have an operation that would take him out of the game for at least two months.
Joubert was included in Jake White’s Springbok squad but Bok communications manager Rayaan Adriaanse confirmed that Joubert would not be going to the Bok camp on Wednesday.
Adriaanse said White had decided not to replace Joubert in the training group.
Other centres in the squad include Jean de Villiers, Wayne Julies, Jaque Fourie, De Wet Barry and uncapped Bulls centre Wynand Olivier.