Aviva Premiership: London Irish hit by injury to front rower CJ van der Linde
London Irish prop CJ van der Linde may be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a pectoral injury.
Last Updated: 03/03/14 4:27pm
The 33-year-old, a World Cup-winner with South Africa, has played just once since his arrival at Irish in December because of persistent calf problems.
Now he has damaged a muscle in his chest, and has returned to South Africa to continue rehabilitation.
Van der Linde only signed a deal until the end of the campaign, as an injury-dispensation recruit after Irish lost Tonga prop Halani Aulika for the season.