3 May 2013

Boks flanker undergoes third operation

5:52 am on 3 May 2013

The South African flanker Schalk Burger is unlikely to play any rugby this year having just undergone a third back operation on a nerve in his back.

Burger hasn't played since the opening game of the 2012 Super Rugby season and he's still recovering from life-threatening bacterial meningitis which he contracted after his second back operation.

The 30-year-old Springbok great missed out on a national contract last month due to uncertainty over his future.