SA latest – Cronje crocked

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Cronje crocked – Lionel Cronje will return to South Africa after picking up a serious knee injury in the Stormers’ clash with the Blues.

The Stormers’ flyhalf went down with a medial ligament injury in the 23rd minute of Friday’s game, and was replaced by regular scrumhalf Dewald Duvenage. The extent of Cronje’s injury is yet to be determined, but coach Allister Coetzee told keo.co.za that the young flyhalf won’t play any further part on the Stormers’ Australasian tour.

The Stormers will announce their replacement for Cronje in the next 48 hours. Gary van Aswegen is already out for the season with a knee injury, and Peter Grant has been sidelined with an ankle problem. Grant is expected to be back before the next game against the Brumbies, but the Stormers are likely to fly in somebody like Kurt Coleman as cover.