Sharks to wait on Pat Lambie's fitness

Pat Lambie suffered his second head injury in the last year
Pat Lambie suffered his second head injury in the last year

Sharks will be sweating on the fitness of South Africa international Patrick Lambie after the head injury that he sustained in the recently concluded Super Rugby encounter against Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

Lambie, who kicked two penalties and a conversion in the game was replaced in the 32nd minute following a collision that resulted in a concussion with replacement fly-half Garth April taking over the kicking duties.

This is the 26-year-old's second head injury in a span of one year after his collision with CJ Stander during the Test series against Ireland in June last year.

Sharks went on to lose the encounter against Kings by 35-32 with Pieter-Steyn de Wet scoring the decisive try in the 76th minute to take the hosts over the line.

However, Sharks head coach Robert du Preez denied that Lambie's injury affected their chances in the game.

“We don’t know yet how serious it is,” said du Preez when asked about the extent of injury.

“Obviously Pat’s injury was quite a setback for the team in the first half. But we have capable players to fix that issue".

Sharks are currently positioned second in Africa 2 Conference with seven wins from 11 games.

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