4 Oct 2011

Springbok Sevens suffer Afrika blow

1:49 pm on 4 October 2011

The South African playmaker Cecil Afrika could miss the opening stanza of the Sevens World Series after he suffered a broken cheekbone for the second time in less than a year.

Afrika will be out for between six and eight weeks after he suffered the injury during an international pre-season training match against Argentina on Friday in Stellenbosch.

He underwent surgery over the weekend and could be ruled out of the opening tournaments of the new Series season.

Afrika suffered a similar injury last December against Wales in George at the SA Sevens tournament, which then ruled him out of the New Zealand leg of the popular World Series.