Bulls and Bok star Nkosi gives positive update: 'I'll be back soon'

Bulls and Bok star Nkosi gives positive update: 'I'll be back soon'

Springbok and Bulls winger Sbu Nkosi says he hopes to be back in action soon after revealing that he is on the road to recovery.

Nkosi was reported missing by his team, the Bulls, in early December after they failed to get a hold of him and started fearing for his safety.

The Bok speedster eventually turned up safe and sound but revealed he had cut off all contact with those around him due to his struggles with mental health.

Bulls CEO Edgar Rathbone personally traveled to Emalahleni in Mpumalanga to check on Nkosi's wellbeing, with the team making it clear they were supporting him in his battle and giving him time off to get better.

The former Sharks man took to Instagram on Wednesday to update his supporters on where he is on his journey to recovery and returning to rugby.

"I put seeds in the ground to reconnect with Mother Nature and her process," Nkosi wrote. "They gave me fruit. I put time into my daughter to get closer to her. And her smile is my reward. I reached into the future. And connected the path.

"I'm only concerned about proving my supporters right, positivity, about generational wealth, physical and mental health alongside the social welfare of my people as a whole. Anything outside those parameters is unappreciated."

Nkosi thanked Rathbone and the Bulls before promising to make up for the lost time.

"I'd like to thank you, everyone that extended a hand and a prayer. I'd like to thank my team, Blue Bulls, for their support in every way and a special thanks to Edgar.

"Thank you to my people. I'm working hard and I'll be back soon to make up for lost time in a crazy way. Much love."