CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Springbok flank Schalk Burger remains hospitalized nearly two weeks after contracting bacterial meningitis following an operation on a calf injury.
Burger was diagnosed with the potentially serious infection on March 27.
His Stormers team says he is still in the hospital but in a stable condition as he recovers. His family said on March 28 that he was likely to remain in the hospital for two weeks after the diagnosis.
Burger hasn't played since injuring his knee over a year ago. He was due to return to Super Rugby this season for the Cape Town-based Stormers, only to hurt his calf and then pick up bacterial meningitis.
The blonde-haired loose forward has played 68 tests for South Africa and was the IRB player of the year in 2004.