The South African starter of Montpellier had to leave on a stretcher in the duel against Racing 92 after suffering a strong blow.
After the match, with an official statement, the French club announced the seriousness of the injury. Pollard tore the cruciate ligaments in his knee, will have to undergo surgery and will be off the court for several months.
In the event that South Africa plays the Rugby Championship, the Springboks staff will have to look for one more option to the starting position. The options are Elton Jantjies and Curwin Bosch, but both come without rhythm of play since rugby in South Africa has been stopped since March.
Pollard joins South Africa’s seriously injured list with Munster’s RG Snyman and Sale Sharks’ Lood de Jager.