7 Nov 2012

SBW's return up in the air

11:34 am on 7 November 2012

Sonny Bill Williams' recovery from shoulder surgery is progressing as well as hoped but his immediate sporting future remains unclear.

Williams' doctors are happy with his progress since undergoing surgery for a minor chest muscle tear a week ago, but they couldn't say with any certainty when the dual international would be fully fit again.

The nature of the injury could yet rule out Williams for the remainder of the Japanese rugby season which concludes at the end of January.

Williams' manager Koder Nasser is confident of announcing a new date for the rescheduled boxing bout against Sout Africa's Francois Botha sometime next week.