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Hopeful replace issued on ex-Bok flyhalf Hougaard

Hopeful replace issued on ex-Bok flyhalf Hougaard


Former Springbok rugby participant Derick Hougaard has been discharged from the hospital after a three-week keep within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on account of respiratory pneumonia. Nonetheless, stories point out that he’s nonetheless “extraordinarily weak” and dealing with difficulties in holding conversations.

Hougaard’s associate, Nádine, a preferred Afrikaans singer, shared the information of his launch from the hospital whereas admitting to concern over his present situation.

Nádine revealed to Rapport newspaper that whereas Hougaard is now at dwelling, he stays weak and struggles with talking on account of swollen vocal cords.

The previous Springbok flyhalf confirmed indicators of progress when he opened his eyes and began speaking whereas recovering on the Steve Biko Tutorial Hospital in Pretoria final Thursday. Nonetheless, his extended weak spot signifies that his restoration course of would require extra time.

Hougaard represented the Bulls from 2002 to 2008, taking part in in over 100 matches. He additionally had stints with Leicester (2008-2009) and Saracens (2009-2012). Throughout his profession, he earned eight Take a look at caps for the Springboks and was a part of the 2003 World Cup squad that reached the quarter-finals.

Regardless of being at dwelling, Hougaard continues to depend on medicine and an oxygen machine to assist his restoration. Nádine emphasised that he might want to take it simple and stay on the oxygen machine for a number of extra weeks.



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