Odendaal returns to training with Bulls

The Bulls have revealed that midfielder Burger Odendaal has returned to training after a successful rehabilitation phase on a meniscal knee injury which saw him miss the opening part of the Super Rugby season.

Odendaal will find a number of team mates missing on though, as Jan Serfontein (stiff hip flexor), Marcel van der Merwe (contusion)and Dean Greyling (neck) will only return to the training field later in the week and Roelof Smit (ankle) and Lappies Labuschagne (nasal fracture) only on Thursday.

Amongst the longer term injuries, Jacques-Louis Potgieter (one week, hamstring), Flip van der Merwe (pectoral, 6 April) and Akona Ndungane (hand, three weeks) are a week closer to returning to the fold.

William Small-Smith (foot, 5-7 weeks), Pierre Schoeman (knee, 15 July), Bandise Maku (pectoral, 31 July), Carlo Engelbrecht (ankle, 7 weeks), Werner Kruger (ankle, 7 weeks), Duncan Matthews (knee, 31 Aug) remains on the long term injury list.

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