• Help Support The Rugby Forum :

Etzebeth's hand injury

mdaclarke

Bench Player
Joined
Oct 10, 2015
Messages
594
Reaction score
103
Country Flag

Wales

Club or Nation

Wales

The_Blindside

International
TRF Legend
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
5,901
Reaction score
1,090
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

British Irish Lions

Doesn’t say where the break is or whether he needs surgery. Difficult to say from the article link.
 

Woldog

First XV
TRF Legend
Joined
Sep 23, 2008
Messages
1,696
Reaction score
252
Country Flag

Australia

Club or Nation

Reds

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.
 

George Ford

Academy Player
Joined
Jun 21, 2016
Messages
178
Reaction score
16
Country Flag

South Africa

Club or Nation

Stormers

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/springboks-rocked-by-eben-etzebeth-world-cup-injury-scare/

How long does it take to recover from a broken hand? The world cup is not until September.

South Africa seem to be blessed at lock. De Jager, Snyman, Mostert (and Etzebeth).
Indeed, the Boks possess great depth at lock.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/springboks-rocked-by-eben-etzebeth-world-cup-injury-scare/

I don't actually think they would miss Etzebeth as much as people think?
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.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/springboks-rocked-by-eben-etzebeth-world-cup-injury-scare/

Who would be the replacement if Etzebeth misses out? I would guess Ruan Botha
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.
 

sCriv

Academy Player
Joined
May 7, 2019
Messages
67
Reaction score
4
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Northampton

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/springboks-rocked-by-eben-etzebeth-world-cup-injury-scare/

How long does it take to recover from a broken hand? The world cup is not until September.

South Africa seem to be blessed at lock. De Jager, Snyman, Mostert (and Etzebeth).

I don't actually think they would miss Etzebeth as much as people think?

Who would be the replacement if Etzebeth misses out? I would guess Ruan Botha

I thought Botha was ineligible for the World Cup as he's just moved to London Irish and is below the 30 cap threshold???
 

BPM

First XV
TRF Legend
Joined
Feb 18, 2012
Messages
1,577
Reaction score
273
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Harlequins

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.
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.
 

Umaga's Witness

First XV
TRF Legend
Joined
Dec 3, 2012
Messages
1,270
Reaction score
516
Country Flag

New Zealand

Club or Nation

Hurricanes

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.
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
 

BPM

First XV
TRF Legend
Joined
Feb 18, 2012
Messages
1,577
Reaction score
273
Country Flag

England

Club or Nation

Harlequins

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.
 

mdaclarke

Bench Player
Joined
Oct 10, 2015
Messages
594
Reaction score
103
Country Flag

Wales

Club or Nation

Wales

I thought Botha was ineligible for the World Cup as he's just moved to London Irish and is below the 30 cap threshold???
30 cap limit doesn't apply anymore.
 

mdaclarke

Bench Player
Joined
Oct 10, 2015
Messages
594
Reaction score
103
Country Flag

Wales

Club or Nation

Wales

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.
Still got 3 months before the start of the World Cup. Should be OK by then (I hope)
 
Top