Burger out of Ireland series

Schalk Burger sustained an ankle problem that will sideline him for up to five weeks.

Stormers flanker Schalk Burger. Picture: Facebook.com.

CAPE TOWN - South Africa loose forward Schalk Burger will miss next month's three-test series against Ireland after sustaining an ankle problem that will sideline him for up to five weeks.

"He's a quality Springbok. The injury is a blow," his Stormers coach Robbie Fleck told a news conference on Thursday.

The 33-year-old flanker was hurt playing for the Stormers against the Bulls in a Super Rugby match in Pretoria on Saturday.

Burger, who has previously captained South Africa, has won 86 caps.