Edinburgh's Pierre Schoeman sidelined for up to six weeks

Pierre Schoeman joined Edinburgh from Bulls in 2018
Pierre Schoeman joined Edinburgh from Bulls in 2018
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Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman has been sidelined with a knee injury that he sustained during the recently concluded Pro14 game against Connacht.

The 26-year-old suffered the blow in the 24th minute and was replaced by Boan Venter in the encounter at Galway which Richard Cockerill's men went on to win 15-14.

"Pierre Schoeman will be out for 4-6 weeks after suffering a knee injury in last Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 win over Connacht at The Sportsground," read a statement from the club.

"The 26-year-old prop will be subject to the ongoing care and assessment of the Edinburgh Rugby medical team"

Schoeman is now set to miss Edinburgh's Pro14 games against Dragons and Cardiff Blues and also the postponed game against Benetton Treviso along with their round-of-16 clash against Racing 92 in the Heineken Champions Cup.

“It is really disappointing that we’ve lost Pierre for these four to six weeks,” assistant coach Calum MacRae.

“However, it could have been a lot worse, so we have to count our blessings on that.

“He’s basically twisted his knee. It was a bit of a scare at the weekend, because we felt it could have been quite a significant injury. So we’re really pleased it’s potentially only four to six weeks.”

Edinburgh are positioned fifth in the Conference B table of Pro14 after five wins from 13 games.