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Burger injury blow for Proteas ahead of Wales series

Bongiwe Msomi of the Kingdom Stars challenges Erin Burger of the Southern Stings during the 2016 Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League match between Southern Stings and Kingdom Stars at Olive Convention Centre, Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa on 21 May, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Star SPAR Proteas netball centre Erin Burger had a painful setback on the eve of the series against Wales after cracking her cheekbone on Tuesday.
Burger cracked her cheekbone in two places following a collision with Zanele Vimbela in training on Tuesday.
She successfully underwent surgery in Durban on Wednesday.
It’s expected that the injury will see Burger out for up to two weeks.
The SPAR Proteas are in camp with consultant coach Norma Plummer of Australia. They are preparing for the Wales test series for which Plummer will name her 14-member team on Thursday.
The SPAR ‘baby’ Proteas Under-21 side will feature in curtain-raisers in the series as they play the Welsh U21 team.

Fixtures
17 June: SA U21 v Wales U21 (6pm); SA v Wales (8pm)
18 June: SA U21 v Wales U21 (4pm); SA v Wales (6pm)
19 June: SA U21 v Wales U21 (12 noon); SA v Wales (2pm)

Picture of Burger courtesy of Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix 


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