Injured 16th May 2018 at age 15 whilst captaining the U16 Hoërskool Louis Trichart side. He led his team out onto the field against Hoërskool Warmbad in Bela-Bela, Limpopo Province, but after a ferocious tackle that ended badly, he was taken from the field and sadly did not hear the final whistle. Following his injury, and many months later, he returned to school, completed G10 and 11 and is currently writing G12 (2020). He was considered a highly regarded and intelligent player and his strength of character and sheer determination has made the transition to his “new normal” more manageable, thanks also to his family, school and community who have supported him each step of the way.