Gio’s fine, say Stormers

Gio Aplon was involved in a car accident but has escaped serious injury.

There were reports on Wednesday morning that the Stormers and Springboks utility back had been involved in a car accident. When contacted the Stormers for more information, they confirmed that the airbags in Aplon’s car had been deployed because of the impact and that team-mate Bryan Habana, who was travelling behind Aplon in his own vehicle, had stopped to help.

The Stormers management later confirmed that aside from a bruised forearm no serious injury had been sustained.

Aplon has been selected to start on the right wing for the Stormers against the Lions this Friday. Despite the accident, he will still play in this warm-up match.

By Jon Cardinelli