Aviva Premiership: London Irish hit by injury to front rower CJ van der Linde
Last Updated: 03/03/14 4:27pm
CJ Van der Linde: May be out for the season
London Irish prop CJ van der Linde could be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a pectoral injury.
The 33-year-old, a World Cup-winner with South Africa, has played just once since his arrival at Irish in December because of persistent calf problems.
Now he has damaged a muscle in his chest, and has returned to South Africa to continue rehabilitation.
Van der Linde only signed a deal until the end of the campaign, as an injury-dispensation recruit after Irish lost Tonga prop Halani Aulika for the season.