Pollard, De Jager Undergo Surgery for Rugby World Cup Injuries

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Springbok Rugby World Cup winners Handré Pollard and Lood de Jager are being treated for injuries sustained in the final victory over England in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday.

Pollard suffered a fractured eye socket during the match and was operated on in Pretoria on Wednesday. He is expected to be out of action for six weeks.

De Jager dislocated his right shoulder at the end of the first quarter. He will undergo surgery in Cape Town next week once the swelling around the joint has subsided. He is expected to return to full fitness in four to six months.

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