Boks waiting with bated breath over Kolisi injury

Boks waiting with bated breath over Kolisi injury

The Sharks and Springboks are waiting with bated breath to see the severity of skipper Siya Kolisi's injury picked up against Munster.

The Sharks blew a 19-point lead as the sides drew 22-22 with Kolisi going to ground awkwardly on his knee after being tackled on the right-hand touchline in the third minute. The Boks' first-ever Springbok captain laboured on for another eight minutes before having to come off the field.

It adds to the world champions' injury woes ahead of the World Cup with lock Eben Etzebeth ruled out for the rest of the season.

Sharks boss Neil Powell lamented Kolisi having to be replaced and says they are waiting for scans to determine the extent of the injury.

"We™ll have to wait for the doctor to do a proper assessment on Siya™s knee and give the feedback to us," said Sharks director of rugby Neil Powell after the match.

"It was unfortunate that we lost Siya so early in the game. He is influential as a captain and as a player.

"[But] that's why you have 23 players, not just 15, so we had enough quality players to stand in for him and get into the field.

"I think Phepsi is a really good player. There was enough quality to fill Siya's boots."