Kolbe carted off in Toulon win with ankle injury
The 29-year-old was heavily involved as the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in 2019, playing five games.
Cheslin Kolbe was carted off the pitch having suffered an ankle injury that could be a big blow for the Springboks’ World Cup campaign. Picture: Michael Steele/Getty Images
South Africa’s Cheslin Kolbe was carted off the pitch on Saturday with a suspected ankle injury as Toulon beat Lyon 27-23 in the French Top 14.
Kolbe, who played five games of the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup campaign in 2019, left the field in the 36th-minute after scoring a try at Stade de Gerland.
Broadcaster Canal+ said the 29-year-old had suffered a sprained ankle as he bounced off the ground after diving to touch down.
The winger, who made the last of his 24 Test appearances in November, was in tears as a golf buggy carried him to the stands, a worrying image with this year’s World Cup in France less than six months away.