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Bismarck du Plessis out for the season

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sarugby.net     19 Aug 2012     Getty Images

The hooker injured his knee very early in the test match at DHL Newlands and was stretchered off and replaced by Adriaan Strauss.

According to Springbok coach, Heyneke Meyer, the extent of the injury is unclear, but early indications are not good.

“He will probably miss the rest of the season,” Meyer indicated.

A replacement will be called in the next day or so, he said.

The Springboks will travel to Mendoza with Adriaan Strauss and Tiaan Liebenberg, who joined the squad late in the week following an injury to Chiliboy Ralepelle.

“We have some hookers injured, but will not panic,” Meyer said.