Allister Coetzee says Schalk Burger is unlikely to play again this year as his injured knee has not responded well to treatment.
Burger has not played since the Stormers’ opening Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes.
‘Schalk is still out completely,’ Western Province coach Allister Coetzee told rugby365. ‘He had to stop the rehab completely because he wasn’t going any further so he saw a specialist last week and we are just waiting for the report on that.’
Coetzee added that while further surgery could solve the problem, he didn’t expect to be able to select the Bok flanker again this year.