- Handré Pollard will miss the Springboks' trophy tour
- The Bok fly-half broke his cheekbone during the #RWC2019 final
- Pollard posted a photo of himself in the hospital to his Insta Stories
Handré Pollard will not be joining his teammates on the Springboks' trophy tour, which kicks off on Thursday in Gauteng.
Taking to his Insta Stories on Wednesday night, Pollard posted a photo of himself in the hospital. According to reports, the 25-year-old broke his cheekbone during the final 2019 Rugby World Cup match against England.
"Not quite the trophy tour I had in mind. I would do this a 1 000 times over to hold Bill (the Webb Ellis Cup) again," he wrote on Instagram.
Pollard was one of the key players in the #RWC2019 and his stellar performance led to the fly-half becoming the top point scorer in the tournament.
On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za reported Pollard warmed hearts after a photo went viral showing him cuddling the Webb Ellis Cup while onboard a flight back home.
The fly-half looked sound asleep as he clutched the #RWC trophy to his chest and Mzansi felt he deserved it.
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