Worcester Warriors are seeking compensation for the injury Springboks star Francois Hougaard suffered while on international duty.
Hougaard returned to Worcester with a shoulder injury after playing in the Rugby Championship with South Africa. The club said at the time they were “extremely disappointed that Francois returned to the club with an undiagnosed injury”.
The scrum-half was expected to be out for three months with the injury and is ahead of schedule but Worcester are looking into getting compensation for Hougaard’s setback.
“Francois Hougaard came back from South Africa carrying an injury which he suffered during his campaign with them and we’ve had to pick up the pieces from that,” Worcester CEO Jim O’Toole told BBC Sport.
“It has been disappointing to lose one of your top players, and one of your highest paid players too, for such a long period.
“He’s a freak of nature, in terms of his rehabilitation, and we’re hoping he’s back a little bit earlier than originally anticipated.
“But we’re working with our friends at the South African Rugby Union and World Rugby under ‘regulation nine’ to make sure that we get compensation.”
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Worcester seek compensation for Hougaard injury
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