Etzebeth's hand injury

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    Doesn’t say where the break is or whether he needs surgery. Difficult to say from the article link.
     
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    I broke my foot in 3 places (clean breaks), it was an 8 week recovery, it depends on the type of break and where in the hand it would be.
     
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    Indeed, the Boks possess great depth at lock.

    Agreed - he may not be missed afterall simply because he inspired the next gen of locks to raise their game at least to his standard. But he is still revered as a formidable opponent by most teams I'm sure.

    Ruan Botha, Jason Jenkins & JD Schickerling (albeit injured) - all guys who would do well, but the Boks will most likely only take 3 specialist locks to the World Cup with Pieter-Steph du Toit doubling as flank/lock.
     
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    I thought Botha was ineligible for the World Cup as he's just moved to London Irish and is below the 30 cap threshold???
     
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    Exactly. I ruined my left hand and it took about 6 months to heal.

    Hamish Watson broke his hand a week or two prior to the 6 Nations and was playing by the end of the tournament.
     
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    I don’t know if you guys were pro rugby players when you broke your bones but these guys tend to recover a lot faster (though I guess that would apply less so to bones compared to muscles/tendons). The pros get all the right treatment , drugs, nutrition, strapping/ splints etc, physio, etc
     
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    Yeah of course. My point was that it entirely depends on the type/complexity. I broke 3 metacarpals and it was pretty ugly. I don’t know if it would have healed that much quicker for a pro though TBH?

    There have been a few examples recently where players seem to come back too soon only to break the same bone very quickly - I’m thinking of Billy Vunipola and Taulupe Faletau and broken arms (for the most part) aren’t as complicated as hands.

    Anyway, I hope he doesn’t end up missing the tournament. I’m not a great fan of Etzebeth, but it’s better for the World Cup for the best players to be there.
     
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    30 cap limit doesn't apply anymore.
     
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    Still got 3 months before the start of the World Cup. Should be OK by then (I hope)
     
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    thanks for sharing......
     
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