Good news, Frans made a full recovery from this injury sustained in 2013....to the extent that he led the Sharks to their golden period in 2014, when they beat the Saders away with 13 men:
‘The Sharks injury woes have grown with the news that Frans Steyn is out for the season while Craig Burden has returned home.
The Sharks injury woes have grown with the news that Frans Steyn will miss the rest of the season while Craig Burden has returned home.
Steyn limped off the field during his side's loss to the Highlanders on Saturday with an injury to his lower leg. X-rays revealed no broken bones, but further investigation led to a diagnosis of “compartment syndrome”, which is heavy pressure build-up in a limb.
The Springbok has since undergone surgery to release the pressure and will go under the knife once more on Tuesday, with the Sharks hopeful he will be able to fly home on Thursday.’