The Lions’ Springbok flanker Jaco Kriel faces an extended stay on the sideline.
The Lions revealed that ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’ the shoulder surgery the star loose forward underwent was ‘unsuccessful’.
He is set for another round of surgery and is expected to be sidelined for another six months.
The 28-year-old, capped 11 times for South Africa, suffered the injury in the Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Perth on September 9 last year.
He underwent surgery almost immediately and was expected to miss only a few rounds of Super Rugby.
“Jaco should return by the end of February,” Lions coach Swys de Bruin told rugby365 in an interview earlier this year.
However, he now requires a second round of surgery and could be sidelined for the rest of the season – which means he will also miss the England Test series.
However, the team does have enough depth to cope with the setback.
Courtesy of @rugby365
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