Double injury blow for Boks
By Graeme Mair. Last Updated: May 22, 2006 7:34am
Springbok duo Bakkies Botha and Bryan Habana are out of South Africa's two Test series against Scotland in June due to injury.
Botha suffered an Achilles injury and Habana (pictured) stretched ankle ligaments during the Bulls' 31-15 Super 14 semi-final defeat against Canterbury Crusaders.
"We will be able to do a scan when we return home, but at the moment it looks as if they will be out for at least four weeks," said Bulls team doctor Tommie Smook.
The loss of the pair is a further blow to South Africa coach Jake White, who was already without CJ Van der Linde and Andre Pretorious due to injury.
The first Test against Scotland is in Durban on June 10, with the second game a week later in Port Elizabeth.