The Cheetahs have confirmed that winger Sergeal Petersen will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury he picked up against the Lions in the opening round of Super Rugby last weekend.
Petersen addeds to backline injuries with regular captain Francois Venter still out for another two weeks with an ankle injury.
William Small Smith will go for X-rays this Friday to see the extent of his injury having broken a bone in his hand)
Scrumhalf Shaun Venter is sidelined for two weeks as he recovers from his hamstring injury, while prop Luan de Bruin has another 3-4 months on the sidelines.
Michael van der Sput has concussion and will undergo tests again on Wednesday.