The Springboks discard signed a three-month contract with the Premiership club in November 2018.
23-year-old Du Preez, who linked up with his older brother Robert Du Preez, has made a huge impact in the Sale Sharks’ side – making the starting XV since his arrival.
The injury means that Du Preez’ time in England has concluded.
THANK YOU | @Jeanluc_7 is heading back to South Africa this weekend after picking up an injury on Saturday at Kingsholm!
— Sale Sharks? (@SaleSharksRugby) January 3, 2019
Sale Sharks confirmed the news via their Twitter page last week, however, they have made it very clear that this might not be the last time Jean-Luc Du Preez will don the Sale Sharks jersey.
The tweet read: “It’s been a pleasure JL. Good luck with Super Rugby this year and we might just see you after! The #SharksFamily will be watching!”
Sale Sharks have recently extended Springboks scrumhalf Faf De Klerk’s contract until 2023.
Jean-Luc Du Preez stated: “It was an unbelievable time … They have one of the best team cultures I have had the pleasure of being involved with.
“They are an incredible bunch of lads, and I feel this is just the start for Sale.”
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