Johan Goosen stretchered off the field. Photo: Rugby15
The Cheetahs and South African rugby have been dealt a big blow with the news that star fly half Johan Goosen will be out of action for at least four months with a shoulder injury sustained against the Highlanders on Saturday.
Goosen was stretchered off the field after taking a nasty fall on his shoulder in the act of scoring a scintillating individual try from a counter attack. Goosen’s try catapulted the Cheetahs into a 21 point lead but it all fell apart from there for the Bloemfontein side and Goosen had to watch from the side as the Highlanders ran in three tries in 15minutes to snatch victory.
Goosen also confirmed the bad news through his Facebook account this morning.
“Dankie vir al die boodskappe waardeer dit! Ek is 4 maande uit” “Thanks for all the messages, I appreciate it! I’m out for 4 months”
It is not only bad news for the Cheetahs but also for SA u/20 coach Dawie Theron, who will have to look for a new fly half ahead of the IRB Junior World Champs in June. The injury effectively means Goosen will not play any part in the tournament.
Goosen was also taunted as a favourite by rugby fans to be included in the senior Springbok squad.
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