Bulls loose forward Dewald Potgieter will miss the opening two months of Super Rugby after undergoing surgery on Sunday.
The Bulls said in a statement that Potgieter suffered multiple cuts to his arm in a freak accident and was operated on to repair the damage.
Potgieter only recently returned from an ankle injury and was set to be the starting blindside flank for the Pretoria franchise.
‘Dewald worked very hard to get back in shape and ready for Super Rugby, so it is a setback to him and to the team. He was going to be an important cog in our loose trio combinations, but we are blessed to have some good depth in that position,’ coach Frans Ludeke said.