Brüssow boost for Cheetahs

Heinrich Brüssow has recovered from a rib injury and will start training with the Cheetahs next week.

The Springbok flanker injured his rib in the World Cup quarter-final against Australia, and was unable to complete that game. The good news is that Brüssow has made rapid progress in his recovery and will join his Cheetahs team-mates as they prepare for the 2012 Super Rugby tournament.

According to the Cheetahs medical staff, he won’t take part in all the training exercises, but will participate in the fitness drills.

Die Volksblad reports that other injured players like lock Francois Uys (rib), flyhalf Sias Ebersohn (ankle) and centre Philip Snyman (groin) will all be ready for training next Monday. Bok flanker Juan Smith is also expected to be fit by the time the Super Rugby competition kicks off in February.