Wayde van Niekerk: Usain Bolt’s ‘successor’ disabled playing touch rugby

( CNN) Wayde van Niekerk, the man Usain Bolt declared would “take over” sportings in his absence, will be out of action for almost a year after disabling himself in a fame signature rugby match.

Van Niekerk digested medial and lateral rips of the meniscus, a snap to his anterior cruciate ligament( ACL) and requires at least six month’s rehab, which will take place in the US, Qatar and back home in South Africa.

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