CRONJE HEADS BACK HOME

I NJURY:

Weekend Witness - - Sport -

AUCK­LAND — Lionel Cronje’s Aus­tralasian tour is over af­ter he in­jured a me­dial lig­a­ment in his knee dur­ing the Storm­ers’ 28-26 Vo­da­com Su­per Rugby vic­tory over the Blues yes­ter­day.

The Storm­ers fly­half will re­turn to Cape Town for treat­ment to the in­jury and to as­sess the full ex­tent of the dam­age.

Cronje was taken off in the 23rd minute of the match af­ter sus­tain­ing the in­jury and was re­placed by scrumhalf De­waldt Du­ve­nage.

The loss of the young fly­half adds to the Storm­ers’ in­jury woes af­ter they lost Gary van Aswe­gen, also to a knee in­jury, and Peter Grant, who is still re­cov­er­ing from an an­kle in­jury.

The Storm­ers have yet to name a re­place­ment, but are ex­pected to do so on Mon­day. — Sport 24.

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