Towering Springbok and Munster lock RG Snyman reached a significant milestone in his rehab this week as he ran for the first time since his unfortunate ACL injury sustained during his Munster debut last year.
Snyman, who was hot property after the 2019 World Cup which he won with the Springboks underwent surgery shortly after the injury and has been privileged with top class treatment since, but Munster head coach Johan van Graan says there is still a long road ahead for the 26 year-old.
“Yesterday was the first time that he ran,” van Graan said. “We’re very excited for him, he was very excited about it. I want to make it very clear that it was only straight-line running, it was the first time that he ran since his injury, so a long way to go for him but a significant milestone in his rehabbing process the fact that he actually ran.
“So that’s good news from our side, it means from a medical perspective, we can take the next step in his journey.
“It will still be an unspecified time. I said previously that it would be somewhere between March and June that he will be back. With ACLs, some go quicker than others, and we will just make sure that we have his best interests at heart.
“Once he’s ready for a return, we’ll return him to the pitch.”