The following is what actually happened in the case of his injury as outlined by Dr Suter dealing with the Storme rs payers.:-
"Suter made a startling revelation that Du Toit's injury was potentially career-threatening.
"He had a medical emergency after the Blues game. He had a haematoma that developed into an acute compartment syndrome. It's incredibly rare - there have been only 43 (cases) listed in the literature (worldwide)," Suter said.
The team doctor added: "It's a medical emergency because if you don't pick it up early they lose blood supply to the leg and they lose the leg.
"Within 15 minutes of him coming off the field and assessing him, we realised that he was at risk of this particular rare condition. He was taken straight to Vincent Pallotti (Hospital) where he had a vascular surgeon waiting and he was operated on that night.
"It's very unusual, very rare but they had to cut through the muscle to release the pressure and they were only able to close that leg 10 days after his initial injury."
Suter said Du Toit was recuperating at home."
I believe that Frans Steyn had a similar injury in 2013 during a game against the Highlanders in NZ and here was mcuh discussion about the issue after the injury, He was operated on in NZ - but not as quickly as the matter was dealt with in SA in the case of Du Toit.
He will be out of rugby for about three to 4 months - so of the July tests do take place he will not be in the Springbok team. If the Rugby Championship takes place he will be back playing again. All the best for a speedy recovery,