Springboks captain Siya Kolisi might miss his nation's Rugby World Cup title defence in France later this yr after being suggested to have surgical procedure on a knee harm, South Africa's Unbiased On-line has reported.
The unfastened ahead, who lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan 4 years in the past, suffered the harm enjoying for the Durban-based Sharks towards Irish province Munster within the United Rugby Championship (URC) on Saturday.
The Unbiased, citing a supply "with information of the harm", stated he had suffered a partial tear to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and broken the meniscus on either side of the joint.
The report stated the 31-year-old had been suggested by one of many two specialists he has consulted to have an operation to repair the issue, which might imply a spell on the sidelines of as much as 9 months, however was in search of a 3rd opinion.
South Africa open their title defence towards Scotland in Marseille on Sept. 10.