Sharks & Springbok Lock, Stephan Lewies, chats to us about injuries as a professional sportsperson.
How are the injuries going?
The injuries are going well. I am busy working on my knee as well as my shoulder. Every day the progress is evident, which is great.
What are you doing for rehab?
I am doing a lot of strengthening work and fitness. My shoulder is still in the starting phase so with that I am doing a lot of physio and range work.
When will you be back in action?
The goal is to be back playing for the first game of Super Rugby 2016. I am looking forward to getting back on the field.
How do you think that you can prevent injuries?
I think the secret would be keeping your conditioning up and doing extra while maintaining a good healthy diet. It is tought but worth it at the end- no one likes to be injured.
What would be your advice to younger players on keeping fit and injury free?
I would say keep a good balance with everything you do. Doing too much of anything isn’t a good thing by at the same time doing too little won’t get you anywhere. It is tough but once you find your balance it gets easier.
How are you going to remain fit and keep up with the rehab?
Well I’m staying in Durban to keep training and to do rehab to be ready for Super Rugby. I am in J-Bay over Christmas where I will join a gym to keep maintaining. It’s very important for me to be back in action next year.