Sharks sweat over Lambie injury
The Sharks face an anxious wait to establish the full extent of the injury their captain, Pat Lambie, suffered in their match against French club Toulon on Friday night. Lambie was led off the field just before half-time because of what appeared to be a damaged shoulder.
The team’s medics formed his jersey into a sling and Lambie’s pained expression did not augur well for his hopes of a quick recovery.
Contacted in France – the KwaZulu-Natal team’s next match is against Toulouse – coach Gary Gold confirmed that Lambie “seems to have done his AC [acromioclavicular] joint in his shoulder”.
“We are awaiting the results of scans and, for now, we will treat it [the injury] conservatively. Hopefully he will not be out for too long, but he will be out,” said Gold.
Lambie’s injury soured a promising start to the season for the Sharks, as they scored five tries to three to beat Toulon, captained by Bryan Habana, 29-21 at the Stade Mayol.
An annoying aspect of SuperSport’s broadcast was the biased commentary by a member of Toulon’s backup staff and the French broadcasters’ continued misnaming of players such as Lwazi Mvovo, Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira and Odwa Ndungane.
OUT Pat Lambie left the field on a stretcher on Friday