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Vermeulen concern for Cape side – The Stormers are sweating on the availability of Duane Vermeulen after the No 8 injured his knee in the final league game against the Cheetahs.

Vermeulen went down in the 51st minute of the game with what appeared to be a serious injury. The game had to be stopped for several minutes until a stretcher arrived to transport him from the field.

The Stormers’ management told that Vermeulen will be assessed and scanned on Monday. The Stormers have already secured a semi-final place and thus a bye next week, but if Vermeulen has suffered ligament damage, he could be ruled out of the semi-final and a possible final should the Stormers progress.