Cape Town – Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie will undertake a mandatory
one week rest and if he is asymptomatic following the prescribed resting
period, then he will be managed according to the World Rugby Return to Play
Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok medical doctor, confirmed
on Sunday the Bok No 10 will rest the coming week and he will be monitored by
the Bok medical team.
Even though the player’s x-rays
showed no abnormality, Lambie will however undergo further scans as a precaution.
Lambie was injured in a tackle that saw Irish flanker CJ
Stander being red-carded for dangerous play in the first half of the match, won
26-20 by Ireland.
A decision on a replacement for Lambie will be made in due
Meanwhile, Dr Von Hagen said the rest of the Bok players are
in good health. “They are all fine, with just your normal bumps and bruises.
Apart from Patrick, the full squad will be training on Monday in Johannesburg,”
explained the Bok team doctor.
The Springboks travel to Johannesburg from the Cape on
Sunday afternoon and will undertake their first training session on the
Highveld on Monday at St Stithians College in Sandton.
The 15h00 field drill is
a #LoveRugby open training session and the players will meet their fans and
sign autographs afterwards.