WP prop JC Kritzinger has suffered yet another injury setback and will be out of action for three months.
Kritzinger injured his ankle during training this week, and WP confirmed on Friday that the injury is serious.
The versatile prop has struggled for game time in recent seasons with a couple of knee injuries limiting his involvement with both the Stormers and WP teams. His latest ankle injury means he is unlikely to feature in this year’s Currie Cup.
WP coach Allister Coetzee has been forced to make a change to the match 22 selected to play against the Sharks on Saturday. Loose forward Yaya Hartzenberg will take Kritzinger’s place on the bench.