One of SA's most-loved Springbok rugby players, Bulls wing Bryan Habana, will be on the sidelines for three to four weeks after breaking his hand in the 16-9 win over the Lions in a Super 14 match in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Bulls Sunday confirmed Habana had broken his hand and will be operated on Monday. The Springbok wing left the field after only 55 minutes of play on Saturday.
Injuries, including fractures like that of Habana, are common in rugby due to the high impact of the sport. To get some insight into Habana's condition and to find out what other injuries are common in rugby, click here.
Find out more about the dangers of rugby and which rugby positions are most dangerous. - (Sapa/Health24, March 2009)