South Africa internationals Handre Pollard and Lood de Jager undergo surgeries

Handre Pollard suffered an eye socket injury
Handre Pollard suffered an eye socket injury
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South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard and lock Lood de Jager will have surgeries to address their injuries that they sustained in the victorious World Cup campaign.

Pollard suffered an eye socket injury during the World Cup final against England and underwent an operation in Pretoria on Wednesday. He is expected to be out of action for six weeks according to a statement released by South Africa Rugby.

"This is not quite the trophy tour I had in mind," said Pollard on missing South Africa's victory tour after the World Cup triumph.

"I desperately wanted to go on the tour around the country and hold Bill"

Meanwhile, de Jager had a shoulder injury and according to the reports in South Africa, he will go under the knife once the swelling in the joint reduces.

As a result, de Jager will miss up to six months of action.

The World Cup victory was also third for South Africa since the tournament's inception as they levelled New Zealand for the most titles won.


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