The Toyota Cheetahs and the Springboks have been hit by a blow as it revealed that backrow Oupa Mohoje’s season is over.
The injury occurred during Munster’s thrashing of the Cheetahs in the opening round of the Guinness PRO14 last weekend.
A club statement read: “Mohoje has been sidelined after suffering an ACL tear in his right knee in last week’s match against Munster. He is expected to be out of action for 9 months.
“Gerhard Olivier has joined the team in Swansea, Wales ahead of the Guinness PRO14 round 2 match against Ospreys on Saturday.”
Six-try Munster thrashed the Cheetahs 38-0 to begin the campaign in style, but more than the Cheetahs ego was damaged.
Mohoje – who has 19 Test caps for the Springboks – is unlikely to feature again this season and will face a battle to make the Springbok World Cup squad.
It was announced just last week that Mohoje will be leading the Cheetahs for the season.
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