Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus hospitalised following “freak accident”


South African (SA) Rugby have confirmed that their director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has been hospitalised following a freak accident.

The 51-year-old coach, who has led the Springboks to back to back Rugby World Cup wins glory 2019 and 2023, sustained an injury that has been labelled by SA Rugby as a “freak accident.”

Erasmus suffered chemical burns as a result of coming into contact with a “powerful detergent product.”

“Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby’s director of rugby, is recovering in hospital following a medical procedure for chemical burns sustained in a freak accident using a powerful detergent product,” a statement from South Africa Rugby said.

“He is otherwise in good health and expects to return to full-time working within weeks.”

We wish Rassie all the best in his recovery.

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